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By Rajendra Singh

South Asia is domestic to quite a few languages and dialects. even supposing linguists engaged on this area have made major contributions to our figuring out of language, society, and language in society on a world scale, there's as but no well-known overseas discussion board for the alternate of principles among linguists engaged on South Asia. the once a year assessment of South Asian Languages and Linguistics is designed to be simply that discussion board. It brings jointly empirical and theoretical study and serves as a checking out floor for the articulation of latest rules and methods that could be grounded in a research of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability.

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15) a. ’ b. ’ c. ’ book NEG d. ’ Interestingly, the NPI ek bhii does not have to be in the same clause as the negative licensor. In can even be scrambled long distance. This is illustrated in (16) where the DP containing the NPI ek bhii scrambles the matrix clause to a position higher than the clause containing its negative licensor. ’ ki COMP The fact that the NPI ek bhii does not co-occur with its negative licensor in the same clause raises questions about how it is licensed. There are many proposals for the licensing of NPIs.

It is assumed that the movement of one element to Spec-CP is a Universal phenomenon. 1. Introduction The Sinhala language, which is of Indo-Aryan origin, is most widely spoken in Sri-Lanka. Though Sinhala is said to belong to the class of Nominative-Accusative languages in Typology, it exhibits default agreement in complex predicates as well as agreement with the noun that occurs in a conjunctive verb, as in Hindi. However, present-day Sinhala, interestingly, shows a mix of shared characteristics with Tamil.

The occurrence of the negation marker between the verb and the continuous aspect marker is possible because the continuous aspect marker rahaa is not a morpheme. Rather, it is an independent word. Although (14b) is not ungrammatical it is also not the preferred choice in the intended reading of sentential negation. If we assume NegP to be below the aspect marker, (14b) is predicted to be acceptable. Thus, the unacceptability of (14b) and also the Two Types of NPIs in Hindi 27 aspectual morphology on the verb show that NegP is located outside VP and above AspP in the clause structure.

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