relative word order frequencies in English discourse
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Can anybody tell me where to find statistics on relative word order|
frequencies in English discourse? What I have in mind is the
percentage of utterances that are S-V-O, where S and O are full noun
phrases; the % where S and/or O are pronouns; the % in which the
object is fronted in questions or topicalization; etc.
If the source gives statistics comparing English with other languages,
that would be even better.
Thanks. I'll summarize.