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Mostafavi P. The Study of Typological Correlations between Word Order Criteria and the Order of Verb and Direct Object in Sivandi Language. EIJH 2019; 26 (4) :44-57
URL: http://eijh.modares.ac.ir/article-27-39247-en.html
Assistant Professor of Contemporary Language and Dialect Department, Research institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism , mostafavi1972@gmail.com
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One of the typological variations between languages is differences in word order, which is the position of elements at the clause or phrase level. There are some correlations between word order criteria in languages; for example, the type of adposition correlates with the order of verbs and direct objects in a clause, in languages. The present study aims at introducing the said typological correlations in Sivandi language, which is considered as an endangered language by UNESCO and is spoken by residents of Sivand village, an area in Fars province. In this research, the data are gathered by interviewing the native speakers and the research’s main linguistic corpus consists of three Sivandi stories, a questionnaire, which has been compiled for this purpose based on Max Planck institute’s questionnaires and other reliable sources, and some proverbs, which all collected from native speakers. Sivandi is considered a verb-final language. By examining the typological correlations in this language, it was concluded that, in some cases, the correlations between word order criteria and the order of verb and direct object in the clauses, are consistent with language universals but in some others, this consistency cannot be observed.


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Subject: Arts and Humanities (General)
Received: 2019/12/23 | Accepted: 2019/12/23 | Published: 2019/12/23

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