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the order of words in a text

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Word orders shift in some languages depending on the situation, another poorly understood phenomenon.
As a control, other groups were taught different made-up languages that matched Verblog in every way but used word order combinations that are commonly found in human languages.
in sentence length and in variation), in word order, in the frequency of clauses containing adjectives, as well as those containing adverbs.
b) Word order: Word order in the Arabic of this material is of particular interest as the language of the majority population and the dominant language in Israel, Hebrew, is mostly an SVO language.
Since I believe that nothing in language is arbitrary or superfluous, I was curious to know why these different word orders exist in the Romance languages.
In the first part I present some statistical data which show that, although Spanish and French prefer different basic word orders, there are also some striking similarities between the two languages, imputable to the modality of the main PV.
A critical evaluation of GI and Dislocation Baylin's theory of Russian scrambling and the neat division of object-first word orders into GI and Dislocation is questioned in Slioussar (2005, 2006).
Though the prefinite argument NP normally occupies the role of the subject, in some circumstances the interpretation OVS is preferred over the basic SVO word order.
Nuosu partitions simple clauses into three aspectual categories: (i) "ongoing" clauses display an invariable AOV order, (ii) "resultative" clauses exhibit a fixed OAV order, and (iii) there is a third category of "indeterminate" clauses which have variable word order and a potentially ambiguous encoding of semantic roles.
Note that the differentiation of word orders observed among the six-year-old impaired children in experiment II is different from that found for the impaired five-year-olds in experiment I or for the three- and six-year-old normal children in experiment II.
In all these proposals, the (minimalistically) undesirable notion of optionality can be avoided by rejecting any derivational relation between scrambled and nonscrambled word orders.
On the other hand, if these are rare in the speech that children hear, we might expect that learning would be protracted, and that children might initially adopt innately driven learning strategies for determining which word orders are correct.
The issue of a general postverbal FOCUS position is the more fascinating when we remember that Chadic contains languages with both SVO and VSO neutral word order.
It was clear that the learners' brains "knew" in some sense that the Verblog word order was extremely unlikely, just as predicted by Chomsky a half-century ago.
In this article we (re)consider how animacy, a conceptual property of referents, affects word order.