Publications on (word) order theory

Chen, X, Gómez-Rodríguez, C. & Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2018). A dependency look at the reality of constituency. Glottometrics 40, 104-106.
[ e-print ]
A commentary on

Nelson, M. J., El Karoui, I., Giber, K., Yang, X., Cohen, L., Koopman, H., Cash, S. S., Naccache, L., Hale, J. T., Pallier, C.P. & Dehaene, S. (2017). Neurophysiological dynamics of phrase-structure building during sentence processing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 114(18), E3669-E3678.
doi: 10.1073/pnas.1701590114 ]
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R., Gómez-Rodríguez, C. & Esteban, J. L. (2018). Are crossing dependencies really scarce? Physica A 493, 311-329.
[ doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2017.10.048 ]

Gómez-Rodríguez, C. & Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2017). Scarcity of crossing dependencies: a direct outcome of a specific constraint? Physical Review E 96, 062304.
[ 10.1103/PhysRevE.96.062304 ]
physics buzz blog
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2017). The placement of the head that maximizes predictability. An information theoretic approach. Glottometrics 39, 38-71.
[ e-print ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2017). Random crossings in dependency trees. Glottometrics 37, 1-12.
[ e-print ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Gómez-Rodríguez, C. (2016). Liberating language research from dogmas of the 20th century. Glottometrics 33, 33-34.
[ e-print ]
See also
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Gómez-Rodríguez, C. (2016). Crossings as a side effect of dependency lengths. Complexity 21 (S2), 320-328.
[ doi: 10.1002/cplx.21810 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho R. (2016). Kauffman's adjacent possible in word order evolution. In S.G. Roberts, C. Cuskley, L. McCrohon, L. Barceló-Coblijn, O. Feher & T. Verhoef (eds.). The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11). New Orleans, USA, March 21-24.
[ e-print ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2015). Non-crossing dependencies: least effort, not grammar. In: Towards a theoretical framework for analyzing complex linguistic networks, Mehler, A., Lücking, A., Banisch, S., Blanchard, P. & Job, B. (eds.). Springer (Berlin), pp. 203-234. 
[ doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-47238-5_10 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2015). The placement of the head that minimizes online memory. A complex systems approach. Language Dynamics and Change 5 (1), 114-137.
[ doi: 10.1163/22105832-00501007 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2015). Reply to the commentary "Be careful when assuming the obvious", by P. Alday. Language Dynamics and Change 5 (1), 147-155.
[ doi: 10.1163/22105832-00501009 ]
This article is a reply to
Alday, P. (2015). Be careful when assuming the obvious. Commentary on "The placement of the head that minimizes online memory: a complex systems approach". Language Dynamics and Change 5 (1), 138-146.
[ doi: 10.1163/22105832-00501008 ]
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2014). A stronger null hypothesis for crossing dependencies. Europhysics Letters 108 (5), 58003.
[ doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/108/58003 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2014). Why might SOV be initially preferred and then lost or recovered? A theoretical framework. In: THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (EVOLANG10), Cartmill, E. A., Roberts, S., Lyn, H. & Cornish, H. (eds.). Evolution of Language Conference (Evolang 2014). Vienna, Austria, April 14-17. pp. 66-73.
[ doi: 10.1142/9789814603638_0007 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & Liu, H. (2014). The risks of mixing dependency lengths from sequences of different length. Glottotheory 5 (2), 143-155.
[ doi: 10.1515/glot-2014-0014 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2013). Hubiness, length, crossings and their relationships in dependency trees. Glottometrics 25, 1-21.
[ e-print ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. & McCowan, B. (2012). The span of correlations in dolphin whistle sequences. Journal of Statistical Mechanics, P06002.
[ doi: 10.1088/1742-5468/2012/06/P06002 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2008). Some word order biases from limited brain resources. A mathematical approach. Advances in Complex Systems 11 (3), 394-414.
[ doi: 10.1142/S0219525908001702 ]

Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. (2008). Some limits of standard linguistic typology. The case of Cysouw's models for the frequencies of the six possible orderings of S, V and O. Advances in Complex Systems 11 (3), 421-432.
[ doi: 10.1142/S0219525908001726 ]

This article is a reply to

Cysouw, M. (2008). Linear order as a predictor of word order regularities. A reply to Ferrer-i-Cancho (2008). Advances in Complex Systems 11 (3):415-420.
[ doi: 10.1142/S0219525908001714]

Ferrer i Cancho, R., Lorenzo, G. & Longa, V. (2008). Long-distance dependencies are not uniquely human. In: The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference (EVOLANG7). Smith, A. D. M., Smith, K. & Ferrer i Cancho, R (eds.). Singapore: World Scientific Press, pp. 115-122.
[ e-print ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2006). Why do syntactic links not cross? Europhysics Letters 76 1228-1235.
[ doi: 10.1209/epl/i2006-10406-0]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. & Lusseau, D. (2006). Long-term correlations in the surface behavior of dolphins. Europhysics Letters 74, 1095-1101.
[ doi: 10.1209/epl/i2005-10596-9 ]

Ferrer i Cancho, R. (2004). Euclidean distance between syntactically linked words. Physical Review E 70, 056135.
[ doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.70.056135 ]