|By Frans Plank ||03.08.2006, 09:49 |
|0. Though "dominant" "basic", there seem to be occasional uses of the former as interchangeable with the latter – whatever the latter really means. In the Standardized renderings, "basic" is the preferred epithet. |
1. Dryer 1986: 98 (506-language sample): "There is no clear evidence for the correlation between Genitive-Noun and Adjective-Noun order". As to the conjunction in the implicans, although this does not affect the implication as such: Dryer 1988: 192 (316-language sample): "OV languages exhibit a strong tendency to be GN". Dryer 1992: 91-92 (543-language sample): "there is an overwhelming preference for GenN order among OV languages".
2. Hengeveld, Rijkhoff, & Siewierska 1997 suggest a reformulation of this universal (see ): If a language has dominant SOV order and the genitive follows the governing noun and the language has a parts-of-speech system of types 4-5/6, then the adjective likewise follows the noun. (For full reference about types of parts-of-speech systems see )
3. Cf. Hawkins' statement ()