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South Asian Languages

Subbārāo, Kārumūri V.:
South Asian Languages : A Syntactic Typology / Kārumūri V. Subbārāo. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012. - xix, 369 S.
ISBN 978-0-521-86148-9 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-139-00357-5 (Online-Ausg.)
£ 65,00
DDC: 409.54
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139003575
-- Angekündigt für April 2012 --

South Asian languages are rich in linguistic diversity and number. This book explores the similarities and differences of about forty languages from the four different language families (Austro-Asiatic, Dravidian, Indo-Aryan (Indo-European) and Tibeto-Burman (Sino-Tibetan)). It focuses on the syntactic typology of these languages and the high degree of syntactic convergence, with special reference to the notion of 'India as a linguistic area'. Several areas of current theoretical interest such as anaphora, control theory, case and agreement, relative clauses and the significance of thematic roles in grammar are discussed. The analysis presented has significant implications for current theories of syntax, verbal semantics, first and second language acquisition, structural language typology and historical linguistics. The book will be of interest to linguists working on the description of South Asian languages, as well as syntacticians wishing to discover more about the common structure of languages within this region. [Verlagsinformation]

Preface. xi
Acknowledgements. xii
List of abbreviations. xvi
1. Introduction. 1
2. South Asian languages: a preview. 18
3. Lexical anaphors and pronouns in South Asian languages. 43
4. Case and agreement. 93
5. Non-nominative subjects. 134
6. Complementation. 193
7. Backward control. 246
8. Noun modification: relative clauses. 263
Notes. 313
Bibliography. 336
Author index. 356
Language index. 359
General index. 362

Kārumūri V. Subbārāo, University of Hyderabad, India.

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Subbarao: South Asian Languages, 2012