There is no single Slavic word order type
Radek Simik, Katja Jasinskaja
November 2021
 

This is a commentary paper on Haider & Szucsich (to appear in Theoretical Linguistics; https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/005397). By taking a closer look at Czech and Russian, we challenge the authors' implicit assumption that Slavic languages constitute a single word order type (namely the "ambidirectional type" - allowing for both VO and OV). On a more general level, our commentary can be read as an argument against broad word order types/parameters.
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Reference: lingbuzz/006312
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Published in: to appear in Theoretical Linguistics
keywords: slavic, czech, russian, typology, word order, svo, sov, verb clusters, left branch extraction, intransitive passives, adjunct position, syntax
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