By Rajendra Singh
South Asia is domestic to a great number of languages and dialects. even if 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 overseas 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 learn and serves as a checking out flooring for the articulation of recent rules and methods that may be grounded in a research of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability.
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Extra info for Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, 2012
Go = to go back' j. come =to come out' k. go =to go out' I. come =to come down' m. go =to go down' n. listen =to read out loud' o. explain =to explain by words alone [an NPI]' p. say =to say in full detail' These examples test positive on standard compound verb tests such as double negation; they cannot be sequences of full verb phrases. ) But construing them as aktionsart-enriched variants Rephrasing the question ofcomplex predicates in Bang/a 29 of the first constitoent does not meet the facts of the case.
However, this intoition fails to translate into any defensible structoral account. Only on the paradigmatic axis can a linguistic description reconstruct what is at stake. Even contemporary speakers associate milk booth and phone booth with the independent word booth, whereas the word batsman lost the gloss 'a man who bats' ages ago. Likewise, we suggest, the syntagmatic axis alone does not have the resources to distinguish unipolar from bipolar compound verbs. Only on the paradigmatic axis do bipolars lexically tie up, in the manner described at (46c), with both 'say' and 'send' in a case 30 Proba/ Dasgupta like (50).
One of these reasons has to do with the possibility of coordinating action nominal phrases with such a least-specified light verb, suggesting that these phrases attain a certain degree of independence in its company, as in (37) and (38). doing Neg 'Dipen's pulse is not about to collapse and Dilip is not about to die' Now, what about compound verbs? Do they have a default vector or two? Hook (1993) proposes that certain Indo-Aryan languages have been diachronically pushing vectors into an aspect marking slot, leading to a scenario that may have brought some default vectors into being.
Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, 2012 by Rajendra Singh