By Rajendra Singh
South Asia is domestic to plenty of languages and dialects. even supposing linguists engaged on this zone have made major contributions to our knowing of language, society, and language in society on an international scale, there's as but no famous overseas discussion board for the trade of rules among linguists engaged on South Asia. the once a year evaluate 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 trying out flooring for the articulation of recent principles and methods that may be grounded in a examine of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability.
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It is striking that Gillian Ramchand's (2008) analysis builds its descriptive base precisely at these three points - English verb-particle constructions, Slavic aspect markers and Indo-Aryan bilexemic verbs' - though her research did not take into account the fact that Chattetji' s iconic book flagged these domains in 1926. The two authors keep the same languages in view and the same questions in mind. c. 2012] that her point was to focus on compound verbs, and that underplaying the contrast with composite verbs was not essential tu her research programme); (b) regards the comparison of these constructions with monolexemic counterpart verbs in the same language or some typologically distinct language as a central task for bilexemic studies; (c) highlights the compound verb subtype as displaying prototypical bilexemic characteristics; and (d) expects a unified account of the semantics covering at least South Asian compound verbs and those designated Germanic and Slavic counterparts Chatterji had listed and Ramchand has examined.
Surely one can say Your managing to get sweet revenge was simply a case ofevery dog having his day? A take-off on a proverb that tweaks its tense features does not count as an idiom instantiated in the present tense. Methodologically, how does our take on collocation distinguish idioms from proverbs? The substantivist framework within which biaxial syntax is niched does for proverbs what it does for lines of verse. It applies the operation Juxtapose Alpha to the entire proverb, placing it in the paradigmatic context of other proverbs in the language.
Born'. The pressure in favour of the default light verb kOra 'to do' is evident. In contrast, compound verbs are subject to a drift from aktionsart towards aspectogenesis (Hook 1993 ). These pressures have nothing in common. The diachronic evidence converges with considerations from typology. Composite verbs or very similar constructions appear in most languages and tend to be transparent. In contrast, straightforward compound verbs are in complementary distribution with lexical items that combine a verb with a particle or particulate prefix and tend to be idiosyncratic.
Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, 2012 by Rajendra Singh