K.A. Jayaseelan

List of John Benjamins publications for which K.A. Jayaseelan plays a role.


Jayaseelan, K.A. 2007 The argument structure of the dative constructionArgument Structure, Reuland, Eric J., Tanmoy Bhattacharya and Giorgos Spathas (eds.), pp. 37–48 | Article
It is argued that the ‘dative construction’ – i.e. the construction in which an Experiencer or Possessor argument is realized as a DP marked with dative Case, and the VP has the form ‘be NP’ – alternates with two ‘nominative constructions’ (i.e. constructions in which the Experiencer/Possessor… read more
Jayaseelan, K.A. 2004 11. The possessor — experiencer dative in MalayalamNon-nominative Subjects: Volume 1, Bhaskararao, Peri and Karumuri V. Subbarao (eds.), pp. 227 ff. | Chapter
Jayaseelan, K.A. 2003 Question words in focus positionsLinguistic Variation Yearbook 2003, Pica, Pierre (ed.), pp. 69–99 | Article
Malayalam, an SOV language, moves its wh-phrases to a Focus position immediately to the left of V (linearly speaking). Multiple wh-phrases are “stacked” in this position. Wh-extraction from an embedded clause is not possible. When a wh-phrase in an embedded clause has matrix scope, scope-marking is… read more