Release:2019, Vol. 5. №3(19)
About the author:Zverev Alexander G., Assistant, Department of English, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tyumen; firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract:This article describes a study of legal texts (in English, French, and Russian) to confirm J. Greenberg’s linguistic universals № 11 and 14. The linguistic universal № 14 refers to the ordering of subject, object, and verb in a conditional clause. Anna Wierzbicka refers the predicate “if” (which forms the conditional) to the number of semantic primitives. The linguistic universal № 11 asserts in declarative sentences with nominal subject and object, the predominant dominant order has the subject followed by the object.
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