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South Asia is domestic to a great number of languages and dialects. even if linguists engaged on this quarter 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 once a year evaluation 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 trying out floor for the articulation of recent rules and techniques that may be grounded in a learn of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability.


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English nouns like 'insult or 'import differ from the verbs in'sult and im'port as regards the placement of stress. However, /insalT/ is usually pronounced unstressed by bilingual Bengalis irrespective of whether it is a noun or a verb. 10. ” 32 Shishir Bhattacharja References Baker, Mark 1988 Incorporation: a Theory of Grammatical Function Changing. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Bauer, Laurie 2005 The Borderline between Derivation and Compounding. In Morphology and its Demarcations; W.

G. (29–31)) must license different WFSs. WFSs also differ from each other on the question of semantic relatedness manifested in the pairs licensing them. For example, although the formal difference and categorial affiliations are the same in (31) and (32) they are different WFSs because they are licensed by pairs that manifest different semantic relatednesses. 26 Shishir Bhattacharja (31) a. b. c. d. e. (32) /X/N l /XkOra/V, INF /EksiDEnT/ ‘accident’ l /EksiDEnTkOra/ ‘to have an accident’ /insalT/ ‘insult’ l /insalTkOra/ ‘to insult’ /obhijog/ ‘complaint’ l /obhijogkOra/ ‘to complain’ /kOmplEin/ ‘complaint’ l /kOmplEinkOra/ ‘to complain’ /group/ l /grupkOra/ ‘to put (things/persons) in a group’ /X/N l /XkOra/V, INF /OfiS/ ‘office’ l /OfiSkOra/ ‘to work in some office’ /kOlEj/ ‘college’ l /kOlEjkOra/ ‘to attend some college’ The same Benglish verbs can be outputted with different WFSs.

Briefly, if the superordinate verb takes a nominative agent subject, then a conjunctive participle dependent on it must have no independent nominative subject of its own. ’ In this context, we inquire whether conjunctive or conditional participle status is compatible with the properties of complex constructions like the passive or the obligational. ’ naa NEG Standard syntactic frameworks provide no means for stating a generalization covering these facts. Holding the conditional participle’s ability to license a nominative agent subject responsible does not work in the first round: passives and obligationals cannot take such subjects.

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