Changes in Basic Word Order in Mayan Languages

  title={Changes in Basic Word Order in Mayan Languages},
  author={Nora C. England},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={446 - 486}
  • N. C. England
  • Published 1 October 1991
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
1. Basic word order. As Brody (1984) amply demonstrates, the definition of basic word order is quite problematic. Different criteria are used by different linguists, languages differ greatly in the ease with which a basic word order can be established, and there has been relatively little discussion of the assumptions that underlie the idea of basic word order. Brody lists criteria that have been suggested for establishing basic word order under the general categories of simplicity, least… 
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