Experiencer Subjects in South Asian Languages

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Mahendra K. Verma, K. P. Mohanan
Center for the Study of Language (CSLI), 1990 - Foreign Language Study - 363 pages
These papers explore an important syntactic feature of South Asian languages, the experiencer subject construction. Contributing scholars investigate this feature in such languages as Marathi, Bhojpuri, Sinhalese, Marwari, Oriya, Punjabi, Bengali, Kalasha, Gujarati, Bepali, Maithili, and Malayalam. The experiencer subject not only defines South Asian languages as a linguistic unit, but also has implications for theoretical linguistics. Mahendra Verma is a professor of linguistics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Tara Mohanan is a linguistics professor in the English department of the National University of Singapore.
 

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Contents

vil Preface
1
Experiencer and Other Oblique Subjects in Hindi
59
Comments on the Papers by James W Gair Yamuna
77
DativeExperiencer Subjects in Maithili
105
Oblique Subjects in Sanskrit
119
A Note on Dative Agents in Sanskrit
141
Experiencer Dative NPs in Marathi
161
The Notion Subject in Punjabi and Lahanda
183
Subjective Experiences
221
Experiental Constructions and the Subjecthood
253
The Dative Subject Construction and
269
CaseMarking Choices for Experiencer Subjects
285
Involuntary Experience in Kalasha
297
A Gallery
319
Varied Case Markings in Obligational Constructions
335
Cislocative Affectiveness
343

Experiencer Subjects in Manipuri
195
DativeAccusative Subjects in Marwari
213
Comments on the Papers by Elena Bashir
355
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