Basic sign order

1. Introduction
2. Some principles regarding sentence order
         a) Basic order
         b) Time and space information
         c) The theme
         d) Adjectives
3. Simultaneity





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Trying to establish one single sign order in a sentence is, of course, impossible – there are many factors influencing towards a linear order of the elements.GotoPage  There is, however, a basic order, typically manifesting itself in an affirmative sentence and contributing new information in a neutral manner without specifically highlighting any of its elements. Take as an example the answer to a question such as "What's the matter?". We may obtain the following sentence:

    "My friend lost the linguistics book."