Datapoint Huallaga Huánuco Quechua / What is the pragmatically unmarked word order for an intransitive clause?

Language:
Huallaga Huánuco Quechua
Feature:
What is the pragmatically unmarked word order for an intransitive clause? designed by Olga Krasnoukhova
Value:
SV
Datapoint contributed by:
Olga Krasnoukhova 2013-12-22
Comment:
'There is a strong tendency to have either a subject or object present, but not both'.Out of 714 sentences having transitive verbs, only 99 have both S and O (about 12%). 'Of these 99 cases, only 48 have SOV order.The total number of sentences in the corpus that are not consistent with SOV order is 160 (about 12%)'. Weber (1996:16) gives the following statistics: Out of 1309 sentences: intransitive sentences: 53% of the sentences with subject present (76% word order SV, 24% word order VS). Transitive sentences: 31% of the sentences with subject present (75% word order SV, 68% word order OV); 69% of the sentences with subject absent (71% word order OV). 'There is a strong tendency to have either a subject or object present, but not both.' (cf. Weber (1996:16) for more details).
Source:
Weber 1996:15
Legal Values and Meanings:
ValueMeaning
? Not known
BOTH both orders with neither order dominant
SV
VS