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

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

Clause constitution in South Asian Languages:

  • provides a accomplished evaluate and covers significant features of clause constitution in numerous South Asian languages;
  • provides special analyses of a number of elements of word constitution of many favorite South Asian languages;
  • gives theoretically up to date therapy of numerous very important concerns in South Asian syntax and semantics;
  • contains papers by way of one of the most well-liked linguists engaged on South Asian languages.

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However, in (28ii) and (28iii) below we see that negative and progressive participles are also attested in the serial verb construction. ” The suggestion seems to be that the semi-lexical auxiliaries are in functional rather than lexical positions in the clause. On our account, the difference between a semi-lexical auxiliary reading and a serial verb (main verb) reading is not structurally encoded. Semi lexical auxiliaries, in English as in Kannada, do not possess the full complement structure of the corresponding lexical verb.

Grimshaw develops her proposal from the observation that functional and lexical categories cannot be paired off anyhow; the intuition to be expressed is that “a functional category is a relational entity. ” This intuition that DP is the functional category “for N,” and IP “for VP,” is captured in the extended projection proposal by the allotment of common categorial features to certain functional and lexical categories. However, the logic of the initial assignment of such common categorial features only to certain lexical and functional category pairs, and not to others, is left unaddressed by Grimshaw.

23). 30 R. AMRITAVALLI 23. ) come’ We note the now familiar historical development that whereas the negative conjugation (23) precludes the occurrence of any temporal specification, the double negation (22iii) has a tense-interpretation by virtue of the gerundive morphology uvud-. Observe, however, that in the double negation (22iii), the gerundive morphology uvud- does not occur on the stem of the verb bar- ‘come’, as it does in the standard negative (22i). In (22iii), the stem of the verb bar‘come’ supports the negative participial suffix.

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