By Rajendra Singh

South Asia is domestic to various languages and dialects. even supposing linguists engaged on this area have made major contributions to our figuring out of language, society, and language in society on a world scale, there's as but no well-known foreign discussion board for the trade of principles among linguists engaged on South Asia. the yearly evaluation of South Asian Languages and Linguistics is designed to be simply that discussion board. It brings jointly empirical and theoretical examine and serves as a trying out flooring for the articulation of recent principles and techniques that could be grounded in a learn of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability.

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3:2. Urbana: University of Illinois Bhatt, Rakesh 1999 Verb Movement and the Syntax of Kashmiri, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Chomsky, Noam 1991 'Some Notes on the Economy of Derivation and Representation', in Freidin, R. ), Principles and Parameters in Comparative Grammar, pp. 417-454. Cambridge: MIT Press. ), pp. 89-155. : MIT Press Cinque, Guglielmo 1999 Adverbs and Functional Heads: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford. D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Kumar, Rajesh 2004 ‘Negation in the Clause Structure of Hindi’, a paper present at CLS 40 (to appear in CLS 40 Proceedings) at the University of Chicago 46 Rajesh Kumar Ladusaw, William 1979 Polarity Sensitivity as Inherent Scope Relations, Doctoral Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin Ladusaw, William 1992 ‘Expressing Negation’ in C.

Thesis, University of Connecticut Vasishth, Shrawan 1999 ‘Surface Structure Constraints on Negative Polarity and Word Order in Hindi and English’ Paper presented at the 11 th European School in Logic Zanuttini, Raffaella 1997 Negation and Clause Structure: A Comparative Study of Romance languages, New York: Oxford University Press Wh-Phenomena in Sinhala* Chandrika Maliyagoda This paper claims that contrary to what is commonly accepted Sinhala has a rightward overt syntactic movement. The study argues that in Sinhala the uninterpretable feature is placed on the question particle də Q and that thus, the moving element in Sinhala is not a wh-phrase but də.

Two Types of NPIs in Hindi 43 Contrary to the syntactic behavior of the type I NPIs, type II NPIs koii bhii (any) and ek bhii (any) behave similarly with respect to the Complex NP Constraint as they did with the adjunct island. They are licensed across complex NPs, as well. In other words, they violate island constraints. This is demonstrated in (46). (46) a. ’ b. ’ From the examples above, it is clear that the type I NPIs do not violate island constraints. At the same it is also clear that the type II NPIs do not obey them.

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