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LINGUIST List 17.824

Fri Mar 17 2006

Books: Syntax: Das

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Grammatical Agreement in Hindi-Urdu and its major varieties: Das


Message 1: Grammatical Agreement in Hindi-Urdu and its major varieties: Das
Date: 16-Mar-2006
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Grammatical Agreement in Hindi-Urdu and its major varieties: Das


Title: Grammatical Agreement in Hindi-Urdu and its major varieties
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Indo-European Linguistics 33
Published: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.at

Author: Pradeep Kumar Das, University of Delhi
Paperback: ISBN: 389586773X Pages: 270 Price: Europe EURO 68
Abstract:

The work 'Grammatical Agreement in Hindi-Urdu and its major varieties' is
an attempt to attain a unified theory of 'agreement system' in
typologically similar and genetically related varieties of Hindi-Urdu. The
languages from different part of the globe can be typified into three major
groups on the basis of the agreement system that they display:
a. Languages that have only Subject-verb agreement. b. Languages that have
both Subject-verb & Object-verb agreement on an alternative basis (i.e. the
verb agrees with either the subject or the object in different syntactic
environment). c. Languages that have primarily Subject-verb agreement,
however, other actants (NPs) also find their marking on the verb due to
certain pragmatic requirements of the language e.g. specificity marking,
animacy factor, scale of honorificity and some patter gap in the system of
pronouns or other such notional categories.

The present work has tried to unify the agreement types (a) & (c) into one
system and has termed it as a SINGLE SYSTEM OF AGREEMENT and labels the
agreement type (b) as a DUAL SYSTEM OF AGREEMENT. The motivation for the
combining (a) & (c) into one comes from two main factors; (i) there is no
change of the syntactic environment of marking the inflection of other
actants (NPs) on the verb besides the subject (ii) the languages do not
show overt object agreement.

With this broad classification of the agreement system into two major
types, the thesis examines the 'agreement phenomenon' in the varieties of
Hindi-Urdu e.g. Avadhi, Bundeli, Chhattisgarhi, Garhwali, Marwari,
Bhojpuri, Maithili and Angika (Khortha). Unlike other work in the field,
this work pays proper attention on the types and nature of different
clauses to justify the above mentioned classification. For more details see
our webshop: www.lincom-europa.com.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Sindhi (snd)
                            Urdu (urd)

Written In: English (eng )

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