Harmonization and disharmonization of affix ordering and basic word order

  title={Harmonization and disharmonization of affix ordering and basic word order},
  author={Guillaume Jacques},
Abstract Cross-category harmony (correlations between basic word order and preference for suffixes or prefixes) has been proposed by several typologists and psycholinguists as a principle to explain some apparent crosslinguistic tendencies. This article attempts to test whether cross-category harmony has an observable influence on morphosyntactic change, and reviews cases of harmonization and disharmonization of affix order. The grammaticalization of associated motion prefixes in Japhug… Expand

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