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Peripheries in Kashmiri and Hindi-Urdu

Manetta, Emily:
Peripheries in Kashmiri and Hindi-Urdu : the syntax of discourse-driven movement / Emily Manetta. - Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Company, 2011. - ix, 160 S. - (Language faculty and beyond ; 4)
Hochschulschrift. Teilw. zugl.: Santa Cruz, Univ. of California, Diss.
ISBN 978-90-272-0821-7
EUR 95,00 / US$ 143,00 (Hardbound)
ISBN 978-90-272-8699-4
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DDC: 491.4
-- Angekündigt für Juni 2011 --

This research monograph is an investigation of wh-movement and wh-expletive constructions in the Indic languages Kashmiri and Hindi-Urdu. It advances a novel theory of the periphery, or the clausal positions that mediate A-bar movement. In particular, a detailed study of wh-expletives and wh-expletive constructions reveals an underlying similarity of design between the A and A-bar systems, and indicates that the two can be understood as driven by the same basic set of mechanisms. The monograph offers an account of wh-movement and the clausal periphery in the two languages, informed by the latest strands of research on the syntax and semantics of A-bar movement. This micro-comparative analytical method yields an important result: we can understand a set of systematic contrasts between the two languages in terms of the properties of specifically the phase-defining heads C and v. Empirically, this work explores the lesser-studied language Kashmiri, bringing to the fore linguistic data not yet discussed in formal syntactic literature. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgements. ix
1. Introduction: Peripheries in Kashmiri and Hindi-Urdu. 1
2. Feature Stacking: The Kashmiri periphery. 13
3. Full and Partial wh-movement in Kashmiri. 47
4. Wh-expletives in Hindi-Urdu. 87
5. Sluicing in Hindi-Urdu. 127
6. Conclusions. 143
References. 151
Index. 159

EMILY MANETTA, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Vermont. Profile page.

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