Word Order and Scrambling

Word Order and Scrambling

Editor(s): Simin Karimi

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631233275

Online ISBN: 9780470758403

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758403

About this Book

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.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 14

      WH-Movement versus Scrambling: the Brain Makes a Difference (pages 325–344)

      Angela D. Friederici, Matthias Schlesewsky and Christian J. Fiebach

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