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Bingfu Lu (1998). Left-right asymmetries of word order variation.

URL: http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/ealc/chinling/articles/dis364.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1216&langcode=fra (2020-08-11).


Example #1:

    b.       On ne sait           jamais
    Ind. Neg knows never
    `You/one never can tell.'
Example #2:

    (6)     a.      Il est entré un roi.
    it is entered a king
    `There entered a king.'
Example #3:

    b.      *Il est entré le roi.
    it is entered the king
    `There entered the king.'
Example #4:

    c.      *Il est entré la fille       du   roi.
    it is entered the daughter of.the king
    `There entered the daughter of the king.'
Example #5:

    (39)    a.      un ancien roi
    a ancient king
    `a former king'
Example #6:

    b.   un roi ancien
    a king ancient
    `an old/ancient king'
Example #7:

    (40)   a.   une autre   éducation
    a different education
    `another education'
Example #8:

    b.   une éducation autre
    a   education different
    `a different education'
Example #9:

    (41)   a.   une certaine nouvelle
    a   certain news
    `a certain piece of news'
Example #10:

    b.   une nouvelle certaine
    a news      certain
    `an unquestionable piece of news'
Example #11:

    (42)    a.      la première cause
    the first     cause
    `the first, initial cause'
Example #12:

    b.      la cause première
    the cause first
    `the foremost, primary cause'
Example #13:

    (43)    a.      un jeune ministre
    a young minister
    `a minister younger than most ministers'
Example #14:

    b.      un ministre jeune
    a minister young
    `a minister young in age'
Example #15:

    (44)    a.       heureux poète
    happy poet
    `successful poet'
Example #16:

    b.       poète heureux
    poet happy
    `happy poet'
Example #17:

    (45)    a.       vieil ami
    old friend
    `a long-standing friend'
Example #18:

    b.       ami vieux
    friend old
    `old-aged friend'
Example #19:

    (46)    a.      pauvre homme
    poor man
    `poor, wretched man'
Example #20:

    b.      homme pauvre
    man      poor
    `poor, impecunious man'
Example #21:

    (47)    a.      triste robe
    sad dress
    `pitiful dress'
Example #22:

    b.      robe triste
    dress sad
    `dress for mourning)
Example #23:

    (49)    a.      un pauvre pays      riche
    a poor     country rich
    `a poor rich country'
Example #24:

    b.      un riche pays     pauvre
    a rich country poor
    `a rich poor country'
Example #25:

    (54)    a.      la/ une mauvaise route
    the/a bad         road
    `the wrong road, a poorly-paved road'
Example #26:

    b.      une route mauvaise
    a   road bad
    `a poorly-paved road, a bad road'
Example #27:

    (17)    a.       Un hombre muy pobre
    a man         very poor
    `a very poor man'