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Published: 28 September 2017

704 Pages


ISBN: 9780190630225

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Dravidian Syntax and Universal Grammar

K.A. Jayaseelan and R. Amritavalli

Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

  • Includes the widely cited paper, " of clauses in OV languages has substantially advanced our understanding of the structure of these languages.
  • The proposals that Dravidian has no Tense projection (Chapter 14, ") are important ideas for the central concerns of syntactic cartography.
  • The approach to understanding quantifiers through their morphology (Chapter 8,
  • "The genesis of syntactic categories and parametric variation>" (Chapter 19) is widely cited for being one of the earliest papers to claim that lexical categories are not primitives of Grammar but are generated by category-making operations in the syntax. This idea has gained acceptability and credence in recent linguistics, and is very much in the spirit of Nanosyntax.