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Title: The Lexicon–Syntax Interface
Subtitle: Perspectives from South Asian languages
Edited By: Pritha Chandra
Richa Srishti
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 209

The present collection offers fresh perspectives on the lexicon-syntax interface, drawing on novel data from South Asian languages like Bangla, Hindi-Urdu, Kashmiri, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Punjabi, and Telugu. It covers different phenomena like adjectives, nominal phrases, ditransitives, light verbs, middles, passives, causatives, agreement, and pronominal clitics, while trying to settle the theoretical tensions underlying the interaction of the lexicon with the narrow syntactic component. All the chapters critically survey previous analyses in detail, suggesting how these may or may not be extended to South Asian languages. Novel explanations are proposed, which handle not only the novel data presented here, but also pave alternative ways to look at issues of minimalist architecture.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Bengali
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027255921
Prices: U.S. $ 143.00
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Europe EURO 100.70
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027270825
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