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By Rajesh Kumar

ISBN-10: 0415976464

ISBN-13: 9780415976466

ISBN-10: 1138011746

ISBN-13: 9781138011748

This books reviews syntax of NPIs and their interplay with sentential negatives in Hindi. It outlines the clause constitution of Hindi and locates the syntactic place of sentential negatives in addition to constituent negatives in the constitution. it's argued that sentential destructive in Hindi negation marker heads its personal maximal projection, NegP, that is instantly ruled by way of TP. as well as finding the placement of negation markers within the clause constitution, it outlines the distribution of detrimental polarity goods (NPIs) in Hindi and the structural constraints on their licensing via sentential adverse. The booklet argues that an NPI in Hindi is authorized brazenly during derivation by way of a c-commanding damaging marker. the majority of the proof offered during this ebook argues opposed to past theoretical bills that declare that NPI licensing includes covert syntactic operations similar to LF circulate or reconstruction. With admire to the category of NPIs , this e-book additionally exhibits the life of 2 varieties of NPIs in Hindi; specifically, robust NPIs and vulnerable NPIs. powerful NPIs require a clause mate c-commanding destructive licensor, while susceptible NPIs are quantifiers and are just like unfastened selection 'any' in English which are interpreted as NPIs within the presence of a c-commanding detrimental licensor.

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