Exploring the Syntax and Semantics of South Asian Languages now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Exploring the Syntax and Semantics of South Asian Languages, edited by Reena Ashem, Gurmeet Kaur and Usha Udaar.
This collection offers fresh perspectives on the syntax and semantics of South Asian languages, drawing on novel data from Meiteilon, Haryanavi, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, and Bangla. It covers three major grammatical aspects: namely, the status of primitive categories, clausal and nominal structure, and case/phi-agreement. All the contributions here provide comprehensive descriptive discussions followed by analyses couched within the generative paradigm, thereby offering detailed and clearly presented linguistic treatments of important issues in South Asian languages.
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About the Editors
Reena Ashem is a Research Scholar in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. She is currently working on phonological phrases in the Meiteilon language. Her research interests include prosodic phonology, morpho-syntax, syntactic theory and philosophy of language.
Gurmeet Kaur has recently finished her doctoral dissertation on “Person in Punjabi: Investigating Argument and Clitic Licensing” at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. Her research interests lie primarily in theoretical syntax and variation. Specific topics of focus include phi-features, case, agreement, and clitics.
Usha Udaar has recently finished her PhD on “Ergativity in Western Indo-Aryan Languages” at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. Her areas of interest include ergativity, case and agreement, and variation studies.