عنوان مقاله [English]
The present research is a study of word order in a manichaean sogdian text, the story of two snakes. This story is a parable that shows manichaean beliefs and faiths. Selected structure to Word order analysis of this present research is Dryer`s BDT. Dryer to analysis Relationships between Verb patterners and object patterners, offers Branching Direction Theory (BDT). According to the BDT, the word order correlations reflect a tendency for languages to be consistently right-branching or consistently left-branching. To study of word order in the story of two snakes, 28 features are standardized according to Dryers`s pairs of elements and Dabir-Moghaddam`s 24 features. 378 pairs of elements are found in this text, 199 pairs elements are left-branching and 179 pairs elements are right-branching. So according to BDT the word order correlations of this text reflect tendency to left-branching more than another one.