By Rajendra Singh
South Asia is domestic to loads of languages and dialects. even if linguists engaged on this zone have made major contributions to our knowing of language, society, and language in society on a world scale, there's as but no famous foreign discussion board for the alternate of rules among linguists engaged on South Asia. the yearly evaluation of South Asian Languages and Linguistics is designed to be simply that discussion board. It brings jointly empirical and theoretical study and serves as a trying out flooring for the articulation of latest principles and techniques that could be grounded in a learn of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability.
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B. ’ From the examples above, it is clear that the type I NPIs do not violate island constraints. At the same it is also clear that the type II NPIs do not obey them. We have established that the Hindi NPIs are licensed overtly by a c-commanding negative licensor. This explains why the NPIs in adjunct islands and in complex NPs are not licensed. 6. Conclusion In this paper, I demonstrate that there are two distinct types of NPIs in Hindi. This is established on the basis of local vs. long distance licensing, the occurrence of NPIs in non-negative contexts, and the licensing of NPIs within the syntactic island.
Progovac argues that NPIs in Serbo-Croatian are anaphoric. To capture the distributional properties of Serbo-Croatian NI-NPIs and INPIs, Progovac suggests that the NI-NPIs in (29) are subject to Principle-A and that the I-NPIs as in (30) are subject to both Principle-A and Principle-B. I-NPIs obey restrictions on Principle-B at the surface structure and obey the requirements of Principle-A at LF. As the negative licensors are not clause mates with I-NPIs at surface structure, the I-NPIs move at LF to be bound within the governing category.