- From OVS order to converse structure in Russian and other Slavic languages
- Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics
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- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)
This article discusses the linguistic issues involved in so-called OVS sentences (sentences with the word order Object-Verb-Subject). These issues have been raised ever since general linguistic theories (e.g. Greenberg, Chomsky) found OVS sentences problematic. On the basis of Slavic examples from the Amsterdam Slavic Parallel Aligned Corpus it is shown that the presumed problems do not exist in Slavic languages. Instead, a whole series of questions involving socalled converse structure awaits further investigation.
- Proceedings title: Dutch contributions to the Fourteenth International Congress of Slavists: Ohrid, September 10-16, 2008.
Place of publication: Amsterdam/New York
Editors: P. Houtzagers, J. Kalsbeek, J. Schaeken
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