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Query:   Summary: scope of negation in Bengali
Author:  Jonny Butler
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Morphology

Summary:   A FEW WEEKS AGO (LL 14.1549) I POSTED A QUESTION CONCERNING THE RELATIVE SCOPE POSSIBILITIES OF THE TWO NEGATIVE MARKERS `NA' AND `NI' IN BENGALI/BANGLA, WHICH RAMCHAND (2002) HAS ANALYSED AS NEGATING EVENTS AND PROPOSITIONS, RESPECTIVELY. THIS SUMMARIZES THE RESPONSES:

* SHARBANI BANERJI IS CURRENTLY REVISING A PHD DISSERTATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD ENTITLED BANGLA SYNTAX; THERE ARE TWO CHAPTERS IN WHICH NEGATION AND SCOPE ARE DEALT WITH.

* THOMAS CHACKO (BANGALORE) INNFORMS ME THAT SIMILAR FACTS OBTAIN IN MALAYALAM: `ILLA' IS A MARKER THAT APPARENTLY NEGATES EVENTS, `ALLA' NEGATES PROPOSITIONS.

* BESTE YOLCU-KAMALI REPORTS THAT SIMILAR FACTS ALSO OBTAINM IN RUSSIAN: TWO NEGATIVE MORPHEMES ARE FOUND, ONE NEGATING EVENTS AND THE OTHER PROPOSITIONS; THIS IS DEALT WITH IN MELTEM KELEPIR'S (2001) MIT DISSERTATION `TOPICS IN TURKISH SYNTAX: CLAUSAL STRUCTURE AND SCOPE'.

JONNY BUTLER
UNIVERSITY OF YORK, UK
HTTP://WWW-USERS.YORK.AC.UK/~JRCB100/

LL Issue: 14.1631
Date Posted: 09-Jun-2003
Original Query: Read original query