Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, 2011 by Rajendra Singh

By Rajendra Singh

South Asia is domestic to numerous languages and dialects. even though linguists engaged on this quarter have made major contributions to our figuring out of language, society, and language in society on an international scale, there's as but no famous foreign discussion board for the alternate of principles among linguists engaged on South Asia. the yearly assessment of South Asian Languages and Linguistics is designed to be simply that discussion board. It brings jointly empirical and theoretical learn and serves as a trying out flooring for the articulation of recent principles and methods that could be grounded in a examine of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability.


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U. 2006 Compound Types. ), 23–44. New York: Oxford University Press. Ford, Alan, Rajendra Singh, and Gita Martohardjono 1997 Pace Panini, towards a Word-based Theory of Morphology. New York: Peter Lang. Grimshaw, Jane, and Armin Mester 1988 Light verbs and ș-marking. Linguistic Inquiry, 19 (2): 205–232. Hook, Peter Edwin 1974 The Compound Verb in Hindi. Michigan: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, The University of Michigan. Kageyama, Taro 1991 Light Verb Constructions and the Syntax-Morphology Interface.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Support from the Esperantic Studies Foundation for research on substantivist linguistics and from the Department of Science and Technology (Government of India) for the ‘Language and Brain Organization in Normative Multilingualism’ project is gratefully acknowledged. In that project we intend to study common sense as encoded in proverbs; Dasgupta (2011) and the present study prepare for this goal by building and testing crucial tools not otherwise available. Although the limited distribution of morphologically overt agreement denies it such a fundamental role, its independent strategic importance in the realtime study of production and comprehension (Chandra 2011) corresponds to that of syntactic agreement, which it betokens.

Naa NEG Standard syntactic frameworks provide no means for stating a generalization covering these facts. Holding the conditional participle’s ability to license a nominative agent subject responsible does not work in the first round: passives and obligationals cannot take such subjects. Let us make a second round effort and propose that the ability to license such a subject for simplex verbs correlates with eligibility to appear in the conjunctive form. ’ At this point, formalist syntaxes run out of resources.

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