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作者 Singh, Joga
書名 Case and agreement in Hindi: A GB approach [electronic resource]
說明 298 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 55-02, Section: A, page: 0268
Thesis (D.Phil.)--The University of York (United Kingdom), 1994
This thesis is an attempt to show that The Principles and Parameters approach can provide a solution to the complex interaction between Case on the one hand and Aspect, Transitivity, Modality, and Agreement, etc. on the other in Hindi. The proposals argued for are: (i) a more elaborate X'-structure; (ii) the proposed heads are Case assigners; (iii) Case in Hindi is assigned at d-structure; (iv) intransitive verbs c-command their external arguments but transitive verbs don't; (v) the Extended Projection Principle, not Case, is the motivation for NP-movement; (vi) the diverse Case typologies are a result of two parameters, the $\pm$ Case feature of the Verb and an intrinsic ordering between the Case Filter and the Extended Projection Principle
The thesis argues that Case-marked NPs in Hindi should be properly analyzed as K/Case Phrases (KPs). Although this hypothesis provides an explanation for the apparently dual properties of the Hindi Case morphemes, that of Case-affixes and of postpositions, it complicates the binding theory in Hindi. The solution lies in terms of a distinction between the referential and the agreement indices. K/Case indices enter into the licensing conditions on NP-traces in Hindi
The thesis also argues that the commonly held view of an intimate association between Case and Tense and Case, Agreement, and AGR is not sustainable and that the existence of AGR phrases is suspect
Agreement in Hindi is not a unitary phenomena. Different heads in Hindi agree for different reasons: agreement with the tense auxiliary is for reasons of licensing conditions on predicates; with the aspectual and the infinitival/gerundive morpheme for lexical reasons. All structures of predication are adjoined structures. This explains the defective nature of IP and unifies all structures of predication, namely the IP and Small Clauses
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 55-02A
主題 Language, Linguistics
Alt Author The University of York (United Kingdom)
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