languages with SOV word order with case-marking vs. languages with SVO word order without case-marking
Daniel W. Hieber
dwhieb at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 15:10:37 UTC 2012
Comrie discusses this in his book Language Universals & Linguistic Typology,
pp. 213-214, citing specifically Vennemann 1974 (full citation below),
although Comrie is rather critical of his claims. Vennemann's idea is also
critiqued by Hawkins 1983, chs. 5-6.
Vennemann, Theo. 1984. Typology, universals and change of language. In Jacek
Fisiak (ed.), Historical Syntax. Trends in Linguistics: Studies and
Monographs 23. Berlin: Mouton, 593-612.
Hawkins, John A. 1983. Word order universals. Quantitative Analyses of
Linguistic Structure. New York: Academic Press.
Hope that helps,
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Subject: [FUNKNET] languages with SOV word order with case-marking vs.
languages with SVO word order without case-marking
Dear Funknet people:
Can you please provide me with references for the claim that word order in
language tends to shift between SOV word order with case-marking to SVO word
order without case-marking? Or any similar such claim? I am citing Givon
for this claim, but I have heard from others that there are some claims that
pre-date him. I am interested in all such references: both pre- and
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