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Query:   Relative Word Order Frequencies
Author:  Frederick Newmeyer
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Summary:   A FEW DAYS AGO I POSTED A QUERY ABOUT PUBLISHED SOURCES FOR RELATIVE
FREQUENCIES OF WORD ORDER TYPES (SVO, PASSIVE, ETC.) IN ENGLISH. I WOULD
LIKE TO THANK JOE HILFERTY, MICHAELE SMITH, AND MARCUS CALLIES FOR THEIR
HELPFUL RESPONSES. IN FACT, THERE ARE TWO RELEVANT RECENT PUBLICATIONS,
BOTH DOWNLOADABLE FROM WEB PAGES:

HTTP://CRL.UCSD.EDU/NEWSLETTER/BACK-ISSUES.HTML

DICK, FREDEERIC & JEFFREY L. ELMAN. 2001. THE FREQUENCY OF MAJOR
SENTENCE TYPES OVER DISCOURSE LEVELS: A CORPUS ANALYSIS.
(FEBRUARY 2001 VOL. 13, NO. 1).

AND

DE HAAN, PIETER AND OOSTDIJK, NELLEKE (1994), ''CLAUSE PATTERNS IN MODERN
BRITISH ENGLISH: A CORPUS-BASED (QUANTITATIVE) STUDY'', IN ICAME JOURNAL
18, 41-79. HTTP://WWW.HD.UIB.NO/ICAME/IJ18/DEHAAN.PDF

- FRITZ NEWMEYER

LL Issue: 12.2201
Date Posted: 07-Sep-2001
Original Query: Read original query