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dc.contributor.authorKoenig, Jean-Pierre
dc.contributor.authorPoornima, Shakthi
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-27T20:21:11Z
dc.date.available2015-10-27T20:21:11Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationShakthi Poornima and Jean-Pierre Koenig. (2009) Hindi Aspectual Complex Predicates. Proceedings of the HPSG 2009 Conference. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications, pp.276-296.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/38570
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses ergative case assignment in Hindi and its interaction with aspectual verb complexes or complex predicate constructions. It is shown that ergative case is assigned by the last head in the aspectual verb complex and that ergative case on the subject of intransitive verbs denoting bodily-functions is associated with a counter-to-expectation meaning. It is then shown that aspect complex predicates in Hindi involve two distinct syntactic structures, which have similar semantics. While one syntactic structure involves argument composition, the other involves a head-modifier structure. It is argued that the existence of two structures favor approaches to the interface between syntax and semantics which do not require a uniform isomorphism between the semantics and syntax of aspect.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCSLI Publicationsen_US
dc.subjectergative caseen_US
dc.subjectHindi linguisticsen_US
dc.subjectaspectual verb complexen_US
dc.titleHindi Aspectual Complex Predicatesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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