Word Order and Scrambling

  • Publish Date: 2003-05-16
  • Binding: Paperback
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Word Order and Scrambling introduces readers to recent research into the linguistic phenomenon called scrambling and is a valuable contribution to the fields of theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and applied linguistics.


  • Introduces readers to recent research into the linguistic phenomenon called scrambling, or free word order.

  • Explores major issues including factors responsible for word order variations, how scrambled constructions are processed, and whether variations are available in early child language development and in second language acquisition.
  • Discusses a number of typologically diverse languages including Hindi, Japanese, and Navajo.
  • Provides enlightening information on different aspects of word order variation and the consequences for our understanding of the nature of human language.


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