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South Asia is domestic to plenty of languages and dialects. even though linguists engaged on this sector have made major contributions to our realizing of language, society, and language in society on a world scale, there's as but no famous overseas discussion board for the trade of rules among linguists engaged on South Asia. the yearly 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 trying out floor for the articulation of latest principles and techniques that may be grounded in a learn of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability.

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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.

Two alternative possibilities for this are given. First, consider the argument for covert movement of the negative at LF where the NPI is not overtly in the c-command domain to negative markers (Mahajan 1990). Assuming that the negative does not overtly ccommand the NPI subject, the negative nahiiN moves at LF to license Two Types of NPIs in Hindi 29 NPI. In this scenario, the negative licensor moves at LF and adjoins to the finite IP, thereby licensing the NPI. However, as Benmamoun & Kumar (2004) argue, there are problems with any analysis that relies on the LF movement of Negation.

8) (9) ko dekh-aa ACC see-PERF a. ’ nahiiN NEG b. ’ khaa-yaa eat-PERF khaa-yaa eat-PERF a. ’ nahiiN NEG b. ’ thaa PST thaa PST Before we move on to discuss the two types of NPIs and their syntax, I will present a quick overview of the three negative markers in Hindi. 3. Negative markers Example (10) shows the distinct lexical negative markers in Hindi. They are nahiiN, na and mat. Of these three, nahiiN occurs most frequently (Bhatia 1973; Kumar 2003). The occurrence of the other two negatives, na and mat, is subject to restriction.

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