R. Amritavalli (auth.), Veneeta Dayal, Anoop Mahajan (eds.)'s Clause Structure in South Asian Languages PDF

By R. Amritavalli (auth.), Veneeta Dayal, Anoop Mahajan (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1402027176

ISBN-13: 9781402027178

ISBN-10: 1402027192

ISBN-13: 9781402027192

The researchers within the box of theoretical and theoretically prone descriptive linguistics have for a very long time felt a necessity for distinctive and obviously offered linguistic remedies of varied syntactic phenomena in South Asian languages.

Clause constitution in South Asian Languages:

  • provides a accomplished evaluate and covers significant points of clause constitution in various South Asian languages;
  • provides certain analyses of a number of points of word constitution of many popular South Asian languages;
  • gives theoretically up to date therapy of a number of vital concerns in South Asian syntax and semantics;
  • contains papers via essentially the most sought after linguists engaged on South Asian languages.

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Lyons, John: 1968, Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ” Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 43, 834–847. ” In A. Battye and I. ), Clause Structure and Language Change, pp. 200–225. Oxford: Oxford University Press. : 1992, Notes on Clause Structure. Amiens: Universite de Picardie, ms. Rapoport, Tova: 1987, Copular, Nominal and Small Clauses: A Study of Israeli Hebrew. Doctoral dissertation, MIT. : 1914, A Kanarese Grammar. Mysore: Wesley Press.

AMRITAVALLI (29) i. ’ ban-d-]AspP anu]AgrP]MoodP ii. ’ The evidence presented so far about the position of participles argues the verb-copy to be in the VP. This suggests that the emphatic morphemes ee/uu attach only to maximal lexical projections, such as NP and VP. If they cannot occur attached to functional projections, the need for a verb copy in the VP when a verb moves out of it before Spellout is explained. Thus emphasized verbs also appear to provide evidence that the verb moves out of VP before Spellout, to check its inflections.

In (24iii) the optative -i- cooccurs with the negative “infix”. (24) iii. avanu [[[bar- a- dee] ir-a(l)]AspP -i]MoodP he [[[come neg part. be inf. 3. “Infixal” negation in affirmative sentences We have shown that negative verbs occur in matrix sentences that are modal or negative clauses, with the gerundive and infinitival morphology characteristic of such clauses occurring in a separate functional projection. Let us now illustrate negative verbs in affirmative matrix clauses, to make the same point: the perfect or imperfect aspectual morphology of affirmative sentences can occur separated from “its” verb, in an independent functional projection.

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