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Title: Peripheries in Kashmiri and Hindi-Urdu
Subtitle: The syntax of discourse-driven movement
Written By: Emily Manetta
Series Title: Language Faculty and Beyond 4

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. The significance of these data for the development of the
wider theoretical framework is stressed throughout, making the book of
substantial interest for general linguistic research.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Hindi
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027286994
Prices: Europe EURO 95.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027208217
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Europe EURO 100.70
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027286994
Prices: U.S. $ 143.00