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Nonconfigurationality is a term used to describe the syntax of those languages that allow free word order, the use of syntactically discountinous expressions and extensive use of null-anaphora. The term was coined by Kenneth L. Hale in order to better describe the syntax of some languages of Australia and the Americas.


  • Golumbia, David. 2004. The interpretation of nonconfigurationality. Language and Communication 24: 1-22.