Structure of English Locative Inversion

  • I Ketut Widi Adnyana English Department, Faculty of Arts, Udayana University
  • Yana Qomariana Udayana University


A sentence structure involves the packaging of meaning. Words and their order decide the meaning of a sentence conveyed. This study discussed two points of problems. The first one is locative inversion structure in sentences taken from Corpus of Contemporary American English. The other problem is the constraints of locative inversion in the English grammar. The problems are discussed based on the theory of inversion by Hewings (2005). Method used to collect the data was documentation method. The analysis was conducted using descriptive qualitative method. The result of the analysis is shown using informal method. As results, this study shows that locative inversion structure is different from canonical structures. It has a distinct feature contrasting it with canonical structure. It also has several constraints regarding subject, predicate, and salient information affecting its formation.



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How to Cite
ADNYANA, I Ketut Widi; QOMARIANA, Yana. Structure of English Locative Inversion. Humanis, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 4, p. 379-385, nov. 2020. ISSN 2302-920X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 06 june 2023. doi:

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