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Query Details


Query Subject:   Qs: three correlations
Author:   Jose-Luis Mendivil
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear linguists:

I've read here and there (although I don't remember where exactly)
that the following three correlations are correct:

a) OV languages show object agreement more usually than VO languages
b) Most ergative languages display OV order
c) Most ergative languages show object agreemen

I would like to know if these three statements (or any of them) are
actually true and, if so, where could I find supporting statistical
data.

(Bonus: Of course, if you have an idea (or theory) about why these
facts should be so -if they are at all-, I would be glad to know it).

I will post a summary of the responses.

Thank you very much in advance,

Jose-Luis Mendivil
University of Zaragoza (Spain)


LL Issue: 14.1529
Date posted: 28-May-2003



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