Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34513

Still Needed:

$40487

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   

Title: South Asian Languages
Subtitle: A Syntactic Typology
Written By: Kārumūri V. Subbārāo
Description:

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.

Advance praise: 'A truly impressive scholarly achievement, capturing both
the linguistic unity and diversity in South Asia through insightful theory-
connected analyses and an admirable range of well organized language data.'
James W. Gair, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Cornell University

'… a tremendously rich and carefully structured source for those interested in
the cross-linguistic study of syntax, benefiting from Professor Subbarao's
unparalleled knowledge of the languages of South Asia.' Martin Everaert,
Utrecht University

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Typology
Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan
Indo-European
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780521861489
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00
U.S. $ 110.00