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Could anyone help me with this question? What are the main types of contrast involved in contrastive analysis of syntax? Give examples.

I tried to find answer, but unfortunately I find nothing.

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closed as off topic by Matt E. Эллен, tchrist, Mitch, MετάEd, Andrew Leach Oct 14 '12 at 18:05

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Hi Alexia. I think this question would be better asked over at Linguistics. – Matt E. Эллен Oct 13 '12 at 19:30
From a straightforward google search, I think it is little more than what it says, analyzing syntax through comparison (between different languages). – Mitch Oct 13 '12 at 19:50
@Mitch, my first hunch (as a comparative syntactician) was also that it just meant comparative syntax. But it turns out that “contrastive analysis” was a theory in its own right (chiefly applied to second language acquisition). As such, the field may have had areas of syntax or methods that were particularly prominent. If so, then that’s what the question(er) is after. – Daniel Harbour Oct 13 '12 at 20:41
This question is now asked on Linguistics – Matt E. Эллен Oct 13 '12 at 22:41