This monograph, discussing various aspects involved with a typology of word order, strives to take a next step towards a better understanding of the profound unity underlying languages. The volume is divided into five sections: 1) Word order typology; 2) A critical analysis of word order typology; 3) Word order within comparative constructions; 4) Word order in the comparative construction in the Rigveda; 5) Diachronic aspects of word order withing comparative constructions.
1. Preface; 2. Abbreviations; 3. Table of contents; 4. 1. Word order typology; 5. 2. A critical analysis of word order typology; 6. 3. Word order within comparative constructions; 7. 4. Word order of the comparative construction in the rigveda; 8. 5. Diachronic aspects of the word order within comparative constructions; 9. 6. Summary and conclusion; 10. Appendices; 11. References; 12. Index of names; 13. Index of languages; 14. Index of terms