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By Rajendra Singh

South Asia is domestic to plenty of languages and dialects. even supposing linguists engaged on this area have made major contributions to our knowing 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 overview of South Asian Languages and Linguistics is designed to be simply that discussion board. It brings jointly empirical and theoretical learn and serves as a checking out floor for the articulation of recent principles and ways that could be grounded in a research of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability.


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So we gather from tbe Exceptional Modal-Vector Hybrid evidence we are about to present. Infyou can Neg 'You can't not give the news ofSuchitra's death' The regular infinitival inflection, however, is available in this construction only on the 'lack oflegitimate entitlement' reading of pare(n) na. When the reading is along the lines of 'cannot help but do something', the embedded verb takes an exceptional conjunctive inflection, as in example (22). In such sentences, first described in Dasgupta (1980: 113-8), the modal exhibits what we shall call Modal-Vector Hybrid properties, of which the conjunctive inflection is the most visible.

Come = to come back' i. go = to go back' j. come =to come out' k. go =to go out' I. come =to come down' m. go =to go down' n. listen =to read out loud' o. explain =to explain by words alone [an NPI]' p. say =to say in full detail' These examples test positive on standard compound verb tests such as double negation; they cannot be sequences of full verb phrases. ) But construing them as aktionsart-enriched variants Rephrasing the question ofcomplex predicates in Bang/a 29 of the first constitoent does not meet the facts of the case.

16) *modhu e paRae onno Daktarder kaj korte diye debe kEno? ' A summary cannot afford to say that control verbs in Bangia resist vectors and are thus monolexemic, for sometimes we encounter control triggers that lack a vector but are composite ergo bilexemic, like ceSTa kOra 'to try'. Sothe short answer is that control verbs in this language are bare poles. Peter Hook informs me he has a published take on why this is so elsewhere in Indic; later studies within our biaxial research thread will take such writings on board.

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