Dravidian Syntax and Universal Grammar

Dravidian Syntax and Universal Grammar

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Dravidian Syntax and Universal Grammar by K.A. Jayaseelan, R. Amritavalli

This volume comprises twenty eight papers selected from the widely known work of K.A. Jayaseelan and R. Amritavalli on Dravidian. Collectively, these papers cover the entire area of Dravidian syntax: they range from broad questions such as sentence structure and word order to more particular questions such as the morphological basis of anaphora, the genesis of lexical categories, the morpho-syntax of quantifiers, and the syntax and semantics of questions. Important universalist claims are embedded in these essays; for this reason, this volume will be of interest also to a student of the general theory of syntax. No future discussion of Dravidian (or South Asian) languages is possible without taking into account the insightful analyses set forth in these pages.

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ISBN-13: 9780190630225
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/14/2017
Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax Series
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

K.A. Jayaseelan is formerly Professor and Chair of School of Language Sciences at The English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India. He has published more than 50 papers and published four volumes of poetry in Malayalam.

R. Amritavalli is former Professor, School of Language Sciences, and former Vice-Chancellor, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India

Table of Contents

Preface

I Scrambling and word order

Chapter [1] 2001 "IP-internal topic and focus phrases," Studia Linguistica 55:1, 39-75. [J]

Chapter [2] 2003 "Question words in focus positions," in Pierre Pica & Johan Rooryck (eds.) Linguistic Variation Yearbook, Vol. 3, John Benjamins, Amsterdam (pp. 69-99). [J]

Chapter [3] 2005 "Scrambling in the cleft construction in Dravidian," in Joachim Sabel & Mamoru Saito (eds.) The Free Word Order Phenomenon: Its Syntactic Sources and Diversity, pp. 137-161. Mouton de Gruyter, New York. [J & A]

Chapter [4] 2010 "Stacking, stranding and pied-piping: a proposal about word order," Syntax 13(4):298-330. [J]

II The syntax of questions and quantifiers

Chapter [5] 2001 "Questions and question-word incorporating quantifiers in Malayalam," Syntax 4:2, 63-93. [J]

Chapter [6] 2003 "Question and negative polarity in the disjunction phrase" Syntax 6:1, 1-18. [A]

Chapter [7] 2011 "Comparative morphology of quantifiers," Lingua 121(2):269-286 [J]

Chapter [8] 2012 "Question particles and disjunction," Linguistic Analysis 38(1-2):35-51. [J]

Chapter [9] 2013 "Nominal and interrogative complements in Kannada," in Deep Insights, Broad Perspectives: Essays in Honor of Mamoru Saito, eds. Y. Miyamoto, D. Takahashi, H. Maki, M. Ochi, K. Sugisaki & A. Uchibori, pp. 1-21. Tokyo: Kaitakusha. [A]

Chapter [10] 2015 "Decomposing coordination: the two operators of coordination." [J] Available at:

III Finiteness and negation

Chapter [11] 2000 "Kannada Clause Structure," in Rajendra Singh, ed. The Yearbook of South Asia Languages and

Chapter [12] 2004 "Some Developments in the Functional Architecture of the Kannada Clause," in Veneeta Dayal & Anoop Mahajan, eds. Clause Structure in South Asian Languages, 13-38. Kluwer: Boston (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory). [A]

Chapter [13] 2005 "Finiteness and negation in Dravidian," in Guglielmo Cinque & Richard S. Kayne (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax, Oxford University Press, New York (pp. 178-220). [A & J]

Chapter [14] 2007 "The Acquisition of Negation in Tamil," in Nanzan Linguistics Special Issue 1: Papers from the Consortium Workshops on Linguistic Theory, pp. 67- 84. Graduate Program in Linguistic Science: Nanzan University. [A & Deepti Ramadoss]

Chapter [15] 2014 "Coordination, relativization and finiteness in Dravidian," Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 32:191-211. [J]

Chapter [16] 2014 "Separating Tense and Finiteness: Anchoring in Dravidian," Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 32. [A]

IV Case and argument structure

Chapter [17] 2003 "The genesis of syntactic categories and parametric variation," in Hang-Jin Yoon (ed.), Proceedings of the 4th GLOW in Asia 2003: Generative Grammar in a Broader Perspective, pp. 19-41. The Korean Generative Grammar Circle. [A & J]

Chapter [18] 2004 "The possessor-experiencer dative in Malayalam," in Peri Bhaskararao & Karumuri Venkata Subbarao (eds.) Non-nominative Subjects, Vol. 1, John Benjamins, Amsterdam (pp. 227-244). [J]

Chapter [19] 2004 "The serial verb construction in Malayalam," in Veneeta Dayal & Anoop Mahajan (eds.) Clause Structure in South Asian Languages, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (pp. 67-91). [J]

Chapter [20] 2007 "The argument structure of the dative construction," in Argument Structure, eds. Eric Reuland, Tanmoy Bhattacharya and Giorgos Spathas, pp. 37-48. Amsterdam: John Benjamins [J]

Chapter [21] 2007 "Syntactic Categories and Lexical Argument Structure," in Argument Structure, eds. Eric Reuland, Tanmoy Bhattacharya and Giorgos Spathas. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [A]

Chapter [22] 2007 "Parts, Axial Parts and Next Parts in Kannada," Tromso Working Papers on Language & Linguistics: Nordlyd 34.2, special issue on Space and Scalar Structure, ed. Monika Basic, Marina Pantcheva, Minjeong Son, and Peter Svenonius, 1-16. CASTL, Tromso. [A]

Chapter [23] 2013 "The dative case in the Malayalam verb," in Deep Insights, Broad Perspectives: Essays in Honor of Mamoru Saito, eds. Y. Miyamoto, D. Takahashi, H. Maki, M. Ochi, K. Sugisaki & A. Uchibori, pp. 139-166. Tokyo: Kaitakusha. [J]

Chapter [24] 2014 "Rich Results," in Pritha Chandra and Richa Srishti, eds. The Lexicon-Syntax interface: perspectives from South Asian Languages, pp 71-100. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [A]

V Anaphors and pronouns

Chapter [25] 1984 "Anaphorization in Dravidian," CIEFL working papers in linguistics 1.1, 1-31. Hyderabad: CIEFL. [A]

Chapter [26] 1997 "Anaphors as pronouns", Studia Linguistica 51:2, 186-234. [J]

Chapter [27]1998 "Blocking effects and the syntax of Malayalam taan" in Rajendra Singh (ed.) The Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics 1998, Sage Publications, New Delhi. (pp.11-27) [J]

Chapter [28] 2001 "Deixis in pronouns and noun phrases," Linguistic Analysis 31:1-2, 132-149. [J & M. Hariprasad]

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