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By Singh, Rajendra, Rajendra Singh

South Asia is domestic to a lot of languages and dialects. even supposing linguists engaged on this quarter have made major contributions to our knowing of language, society, and language in society on a world scale, there's as but no famous overseas discussion board for the alternate of principles among linguists engaged on South Asia. the once a year Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics is designed to be simply that discussion board. It brings jointly empirical and theoretical examine and serves as a trying out flooring for the articulation of latest rules and techniques that may be grounded in a research of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability. each one volume will have 4 significant sections: I. Invited contributions which includes cutting-edge essays on learn in South Asian languages. II. Refereed open submissions concentrating on correct concerns and supplying a number of viewpoints. III. studies from worldwide, e-book experiences and abstracts of doctoral theses.

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Just like groups of speakers may have trouble attaining the status of native speakers, it is also possible to lose it. This is what happens to many immigrant groups. Ever since Thomason & Kaufman (1988), we have a clear global picture of what happens to languages in contact. Languages may be maintained in the face of contact, but they will usually change in the process, for instance by borrowing features from the other language. At the same time, the other language may become a normal vehicle of communication for the speech community, with or without maintenance of the ancestral tongue, and in the process it too may become altered, for instance by conventionalizing L1-inspired phonological and syntactic substrate features.

The only thing to remember is that we are talking about speakers and NOT learners. If we were talking about learners, there would be some justification, BUT then we couldn’t possibly restrict ourselves to this or that country for the rather simple reason that just as there are universals of first language acquisition, there are universals of second language acquisition, and to concentrate on or study problems in only one language or even one 44 Rajendra Singh language family in isolation is to practice Afghanistanism.

Non-Genitive Adjunct Nominals To the best of our knowledge, observations in Dasgupta (1982) concerning what is here called genitive adjunct movement to a clausal non-argument position and in Dasgupta (1983) for the case of non-genitive adjunct movement represent the empirical beginning for this inquiry in the case of Eastern Indic. The general point of departure is provided by Szabolcsi (1984) and Abney (1986), whose theoretical resources we all depend on to gather our threads and connect our descriptions.

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