Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics: 2007 by Singh, Rajendra, Rajendra Singh

By Singh, Rajendra, Rajendra Singh

South Asia is domestic to a lot of languages and dialects. even if linguists engaged on this zone 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 alternate of rules among linguists engaged on South Asia. the yearly Review 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 checking out flooring for the articulation of latest rules and techniques that could be grounded in a examine of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability. each one volume will have 4 significant sections: I. Invited contributions including cutting-edge essays on study in South Asian languages. II. Refereed open submissions targeting suitable concerns and delivering a number of viewpoints. III. experiences from around the globe, publication stories and abstracts of doctoral theses.

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And both varieties have in common that they are subjected to exonormative standards. It is perhaps typical of the difference between postcolonial and immigrant settings that speakers of Immigrant Turkish readily accept these ‘foreign’ standards, while speakers of Indian English reject them. But that difference is of a socio-political nature, not a linguistic one. It seems a worthwhile sociolinguistic endeavour to look for generalizations about endo-normativity: under what circumstances does it come about, and under what circumstances are these norms not recognized?

One is that /botol/ in (5) cannot be interpreted as occupying an adjunct position on the left periphery of a nominal [botol [parlpeT ar sripeT]], but must be taken to have moved (string-vacuously) into a non-argument niche in the clausal structure. We can ascertain this by manipulating the structure. Gen price greater ‘Eagle, as in flasks, costs more than Pearlpet, as in bottles’ But (7) is crashingly ungrammatical. Cla bought ‘As for bottles, you bought these two’ In these examples also what may look like a sequence of the form Noun Quantifier in (9) or Noun Demonstrative Quantifier in (10) is in fact not a constituent, as can be demonstrated by using the same diagnostics.

The main point of CGD as stated there was that Phi could host a nulldem moving to it and negotiating referential anchorage with a genitive in SpecDP. Stated baldly, that hypothesis naturally left the reader wondering what Phi would do if there was no genitive in Spec-DP. Part of the point of section 2 was to answer this question as fully as necessary. When the genitive is an adjunct to a fully equipped host DP, then all the equipment displayed in section 2 become available. This realization leads to a new worry.

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