Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics by Rajendra Singh

By Rajendra Singh

South Asia is domestic to a great number of languages and dialects. even supposing linguists engaged on this sector have made major contributions to our realizing of language, society, and language in society on an international scale, there's as but no well-known foreign discussion board for the alternate of rules among linguists engaged on South Asia. the once a year evaluate of South Asian Languages and Linguistics is designed to be simply that discussion board. It brings jointly empirical and theoretical study and serves as a checking out floor for the articulation of recent principles and techniques that may be grounded in a learn of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability.

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Question three: What will it take to state that, unlike many sister languages, Bangia parametrically pennits experiencer subjects with composite verbs containing kOra 'to do'? doing 'Jodu's teeth are going kOnkOn' Once the experiencer subject construction built around a genitive gets established in the language, conditions for (48) to be reanalyzed are met, turning Jodu into a genitive subject, with the rest of the clausal architecture falling into place. This diachronic shift crucially depends on the default status of the light verb kOra 'to do': had it not been a default, it could not have switched its transitivity off to make the shift possible.

Someone has said on her behalf that Mukesh may visit her. Her message is a saying; getting it transmitted by a spokesperson is a sending. It would be disingenuous to describe either sent or word in the English gloss as a function word. sent' in the Bangia sentence (50) merit recognition as full words. The option of recognizing certain verbs as less bleached and therefore not exhibiting prototypical vector properties is standard in the compound verb stodies toolkit. Why are we insisting, then, on a bipolar analysis for (50a-p)?

Transitivity and intransitivity can afford default exponents. But aktionsart has no comparable all-weather defaults; hence its differentiated arsenal. Recognizing bilexemic verbs as a natural class is independently helpful in the context of finding a home for items straddling the compound/ composite boundary. fall, to fall asleep'. opaque. verb4 , to put to sleep' couples the noun ghum 'sleep' with a light verb- an indubitable case of a transitive-intransitive pair sitting on the fence between the two constructions.

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