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LINGUIST List 17.711

Wed Mar 08 2006

Books: Syntax: Kumar

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        1.    Liz Levine, The Syntax of Negation and the Licensing of Negative Polarity Items in Hindi: Kumar


Message 1: The Syntax of Negation and the Licensing of Negative Polarity Items in Hindi: Kumar
Date: 07-Mar-2006
From: Liz Levine <elizabeth.levinetaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: The Syntax of Negation and the Licensing of Negative Polarity Items in Hindi: Kumar


Title: The Syntax of Negation and the Licensing of Negative Polarity
Items in Hindi
Series Title: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
Published: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Author: Rajesh Kumar, University of Texas at Austin
Hardback: ISBN: 0415976464 Pages: 144 Price: U.S. $ 65.00
Abstract:

This books studies syntax of NPIs and their interaction with sentential
negatives in Hindi. It outlines the clause structure of Hindi and locates
the syntactic position of sentential negatives as well as constituent
negatives within the structure. It is argued that sentential negative in
Hindi negation marker heads its own maximal projection, NegP, which is
immediately dominated by TP.
In addition to locating the position of negation markers in the clause
structure, it outlines the distribution of negative polarity items (NPIs)
in Hindi and the structural constraints on their licensing by sentential
negative. The book argues that an NPI in Hindi is licensed overtly in the
course of derivation by a c-commanding negative marker. The bulk of the
evidence presented in this book argues against previous theoretical
accounts that claim that NPI licensing involves covert syntactic operations
such as LF movement or reconstruction. With respect to the classification
of NPIs , this book also shows the existence of two different types of NPIs
in Hindi; namely, strong NPIs and weak NPIs. Strong NPIs require a clause
mate c-commanding negative licensor, whereas weak NPIs are quantifiers and
are similar to free choice 'any' in English that are interpreted as NPIs in
the presence of a c-commanding negative licensor.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Hindi (hin)

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=18603


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