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

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

The researchers within the box of theoretical and theoretically susceptible descriptive linguistics have for a very long time felt a necessity for special and obviously awarded linguistic remedies of assorted syntactic phenomena in South Asian languages.

Clause constitution in South Asian Languages:

  • provides a accomplished assessment and covers significant elements of clause constitution in numerous South Asian languages;
  • provides targeted analyses of numerous features of word constitution of many renowned South Asian languages;
  • gives theoretically up to date therapy of a number of vital concerns in South Asian syntax and semantics;
  • contains papers through essentially the most favorite linguists engaged on South Asian languages.

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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. ” Linguistic Inquiry 13(3), 561–570. ” In D. Lightfoot and N. ), Verb Movement, pp. 305–350. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. net GILLIAN CATRIONA RAMCHAND T W O T Y P E S O F N E G AT I O N I N B E N G A L I 1.

Be inf. ) “Infixal” negation can cooccur with a negative modal (24ii). (24) ii. avanu [[[bar- a- dee] ir-a(l)]AspP baaradu]MoodP he [[[come neg part. be inf. ’ 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.

The question remains as to whether the German form can be used to express the pastness of an event because of its entailment properties or because it has actually been reanalysed as a past tense. It is not clear how one distinguishes empirically between these two possibilities. I turn now to an examination of the Bengali ‘perfect’ form, shown again here in (24) below. a kheyechi I mango-CLASS. ’ It turns out that (24) is not restricted to expressing the immediate result of the act of eating the mango as the Scottish Gaelic form was.

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