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Query Subject:   relative word order frequencies in English discourse
Author:   Frederick Newmeyer
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Can anybody tell me where to find statistics on relative word order
frequencies in English discourse? What I have in mind is the
percentage of utterances that are S-V-O, where S and O are full noun
phrases; the % where S and/or O are pronouns; the % in which the
object is fronted in questions or topicalization; etc.

If the source gives statistics comparing English with other languages,
that would be even better.

Thanks. I'll summarize.

Fritz Newmeyer
fjn@u.washington.edu



LL Issue: 12.2169
Date posted: 05-Sep-2001



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