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      AUTHOR = {Oliva, Karel},
      TITLE = {Formal Complexity of Word Order: Linguistic-theoretical Considerations},
      YEAR = {1999},
      MONTH = {June},
      NUMBER = {110},
      PAGES = {27},
      ADDRESS = {Saarbrücken},
      TYPE = {CLAUS-Report},
      INSTITUTION = {Universität des Saarlandes},
      URL = {},
      ABSTRACT = {In this paper, we review the traditional term word order freedom and show that it can be understood in two ways: first, as the freedom of order of elements within a continuous head domain, and second, as the freedom of extraction out of a finite head domain, that is, as the freedom of making head domain(s) discontinuous. Further on, we concentrate on the more linguistical aspects of the latter understanding. In particular, we compare the pair of languages Czech and English, whose considerably different status as to the severity of constraints on ordering of elements within a continuous head domain of the finite verb is notorious, and aim this comparison at the possibilities which these languages offer for discontinuity of head domains. In this respect, we demonstrate that the two possible ways of understanding of word order freedom correlate, that is to say that English with its rather fixed order freedom within a continuos head domain also imposes severe constraints on extraction out of these domains, while Czech with its almost free order within a domain is also much more liberal as to extraction. The paper contains a longer discussion of this issue, together with a number of relevant examples from both languages.},
      ANNOTE = {COLIURL : Oliva:1999:FCW.pdf}
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