Anaphoric Relations In Hindi And English
The book explores the anaphoric relations in Hindi (and English) in the framework of the Government and Binding Theory (GB) developed by Chomsky (1980-81) to account for complex surface properties of a language in a principled manner. In particular, the book deals with the three principles of the Binding Theory of GB and tests their universal applicability vis-à-vis Hindi data. The present study investigates the conditions under which nominal elements in Hindi (whether they are referential expressions, pronominal elements or anaphors) may stand in a relation of co-reference to one another. The book concerns itself with the question of considering for the GB theory the implications of the consequences of the investigations. The book also suggests some possible modifications to explain and accommodate the observed differences. The book contributes to linguistics research both at a descriptive and theoretical level. It also helps uncover systematic patterns of both similarity and variation between Hindi and English. It also points to various areas of research needed to be conducted before a comprehensive theory of Hindi syntax can be arrived at.
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ANAPHORANTECEDENT RELATIONS IN HINDI
Reflexives in the Subject Position
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A-bound A-position aayaa accessible SUBJECT anaphoric domain antecedent apnaa ghar apne aap apnii kitaab assigned Bijection Principle binding theory bound c-command domain c-commands the pronoun Chomsky coindexed with jOn coindexed with merii COMP position containing coreference dative dekhaa disjoint reference ek duusre gayaa gender gerund go-inf governing category grammar harek he-erg hence Icelandic indirect object INFL interpreted John asked Mary John saw John-erg Mary John-n jOn ne merii kahaa ki merii kisko kisko pyaar kissed Mary krodh liye kaam Mary kissed Mary-erg matrix merii ko apne merii ko pyaar naaraaz node non-finite clause non-subject object NP pasand possessive pronoun possessive reflexive predictions preposed problem pronominal binding pronominal non-coreference pyaar kartii pyaar kiyaa quantifier R-expressions reciprocal reduplicated form reflexive in Hindi reflexive pronoun S-structure selfs house sentences specifier position subject NP subject position subjunctive tensed trace left uske uskii apnii uskii bahin usko variable verb Wh-movement wh-word