Argument Structure in Hindi
This book argues for a conception of linguistic organisation involving the factorisation of syntactically relevant information into at least four parallel dimensions of structure: semantic structure, argument structure, grammatical function structure, and grammatical category structure. The author argues that these dimensions are co-present, being simultaneously accessible for the statement of regularities. Different principles of grammar may either reinforce one another, or conflict with one another. The observed facts of a language then turn out to be the result of interaction among the reinforcing and conflicting principles. Tara Mohanan was born in Kerala, India, spent her childhood in various parts of Northern India, and grew up speaking both Malayalam and Hindi as a mother tongue. Tara now lives in Singapore with her husband and daughter, and teaches linguistics at the National University of Singapore.
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agent analysis Anil Anil-N animacy antecedent ARG ARG ARG associated ARG STR ARG STR clause argument structure assumption be-PR beat-PERF book-N Bresnan categorial word causer Chapter clitic complex predicates conscious choice coreferent dative dialects direct distinction diyaa entity expressed gapped GF STR give-PERF go-PERF grammatical functions grammatical subjecthood grammatical subjects Hindi Ila-E ilaa-ne inanimate incorporated indirect INST SUBJ construction instance Kachru kitaab kiyaa L-OBJ L-SUBJ levels of structure lexical category Lexical Mapping Theory light verb logical subject Malayalam marking meaning Mohan mohan-par Mohanan morphological nahnn niinaa-ne Nina Nina-E nominal host NONNOM notion noun object passive phonological postpositions preempts principles pronoun properties raam raam-ko raam-ne Ram-E Ravi Ravi-A ravii ravii-ko ravii-ne refer relation relative prominence representation self-G semantic configurations semantic fields sentence STR and ARG syntactic syntax theory theta role tion vaalaa verb agreement Vijay