Linguistic Structure and Language Dynamics in South Asia: Papers from the Proceedings of SALA XVIII Roundtable (Google eBook)

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Jan 1, 2001 - Grammar, Comparative and general - 409 pages
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The Eighteenth Round Table of South Asian Language Analysis (SALA) was organised by the Centre of Linguistics and English, School of Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India), Janurary 4-6, 1997. The conference was attended by scholars from all over the world and about 150 papers were presented in 20 parallel sessions and plenary sessions. This volume is a representative sample of the breadth and quality of research that is being carried out in South Asian linguistics today.
  

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Contents

Survival and maintenance
21
A case for convergence
41
Portuguese influence on Konkani syntax
48
Multilingualism
62
Assessing the role of Punjabi phonological skills in English
73
Data from English Italian and Punjabi
89
Syllable phonotactics as prosodic alignment
97
Consonant geminates in Sinhala nouns
116
The politics of linguistic subalternity in North India
207
Crosscultural discourse in world Englishes
223
The reality behind the myths
241
Grammar and others
277
Ergative case licensing in a split ergative language
291
Tense and negation in Bengali
308
Negating dynamic and deontic
327
WhScope extraction in Malayalam
348

Acoustic correlates of lexical stress in Hindi
123
An optimality account
144
On a vowel template asymmetry in Bangla verbs
164
PART III
180
Analyses of antagonism
197
Anaphoric orientation in Hindi
363
Implications for universal grammar
376
Morphological causatives UTAH and monoclausality
388
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