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By Rajendra Singh

South Asia is domestic to numerous languages and dialects. even supposing linguists engaged on this sector have made major contributions to our figuring out of language, society, and language in society on an international scale, there's as but no well-known foreign discussion board for the trade of principles among linguists engaged on South Asia. the yearly 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 checking out floor for the articulation of recent rules and ways that could be grounded in a learn of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability.

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This would imply that in English the negative is not in I/T at the stage where the NPI subject must be licensed. Another important issue is whether one can dispense with one of the structural conditions, Spechead or c-command (Agree). I put this issue aside as it is not relevant to main topic of the paper. However, it is possible that both may be needed (see Benmamoun 1996). This has its own implications in light of recent discussions of agreement such as Chomsky (2000). 5. Another option would be to generate sentential negation in a projection higher than the projection that hosts subjects.

22) a. * Any one was not arrested. b. * Any one is not likely to come. On the other hand, since in Hindi there is plausible evidence that the negative nahiiN ends up on the head of IP/TP as we assumed above (see Dwivedi 1991; Kumar 2003, 2004), one could argue that the NPI in Spec IP is licensed in a Spec-head relation with the negative in I. This follows arguments that NPIs can be licensed in a Spec-head configuration (Hageman 1995; Benmamoun 1996)4,5. In the following section, I discuss the syntax of the two types of NPIs based on the idea that they are licensed overtly and that both the types of NPIs are licensed under on licensing condition.

B. … V NEG … [CP [NEG] COMP [IP … NPI …]] 34 Rajesh Kumar Since the negative licensors in the matrix clauses do not license the NPIs in (25) and (26), Laka (1994) suggests that the negative COMP (selected by the negated verb in the matrix clause) licenses the NPI in the lower clause. Her analysis may work for type II NPIs in Hindi. Following her analysis, the type II NPIs in (24) can be explained as schematically represented in (27). (27) a. nahiiN (NEG) V.. [CP [NEG] COMP [IP … koii bhii (NPI)… ]] b.

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