The Lexicon–Syntax Interface

Perspectives from South Asian languages

Editors
| Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi
| Central Institute of Indian Languages Mysore
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The present collection offers fresh perspectives on the lexicon-syntax interface, drawing on novel data from South Asian languages like Bangla, Hindi-Urdu, Kashmiri, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Punjabi, and Telugu. It covers different phenomena like adjectives, nominal phrases, ditransitives, light verbs, middles, passives, causatives, agreement, and pronominal clitics, while trying to settle the theoretical tensions underlying the interaction of the lexicon with the narrow syntactic component. All the chapters critically survey previous analyses in detail, suggesting how these may or may not be extended to South Asian languages. Novel explanations are proposed, which handle not only the novel data presented here, but also pave alternative ways to look at issues of minimalist architecture.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 209]  2014.  vii, 275 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgement
vii–viii
The lexicon-syntax interface: Some issues
Pritha Chandra and Richa Srishti
1–24
Property concepts and the apparent lack of adjectives in Dravidian
Mythili Menon
25–52
Adjective-fronting as evidence for Focus and Topic within the Bangla nominal domain
Saurov Syed
53–70
Rich results
R. Amritavalli
71–100
Lexical semantics of transitivizer light verbs in Telugu
Rahul Balusu
101–126
Ditransitive structures in Hindi/Urdu
Shiti Malhotra
127–148
Is Kashmiri passive really a passive?
Richa Srishti and Shahid Bhat
149–170
Middles in the syntax
Pritha Chandra
171–196
Not so high: The case of causee in South Asian Languages (Hindi, Kashmiri, Punjabi & Manipuri)
Richa Srishti
197–216
Agreement and verb types in Kutchi Gujarati
Patrick Georg Grosz and Pritty Patel-Grosz
217–244
Markedness and syncretism in Kashmiri differential argument encoding
Emily Manetta
245–270
Author index
271–274
Subject index
275–276
“This volume of collected papers focuses on the lexicon-syntax interface of the languages of South Asia, which offer a relatively less explored, but rich and variegated, range of linguistic phenomena. The discussion of data ranges from the Dravidian languages of southern India to Kashmiri in the north, Kutchi Gujarati in the west and Manipuri in the east. The theoretical results that the papers come up with are very important for general linguistic theory and for our evolving understanding of the nature of Language.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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