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Title:Verb Agreement in Kannada: A Constraint Based Account
Author(s):Rau, Nalini
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Georgia Green
Department / Program:Linguistics
Discipline:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Language, Linguistics
Abstract:The grammaticality of both regular finite verbs and defective verbs in Kannada find a natural explanation in the HPSG framework: A finite verb takes only that nominative noun phrase as its complement which bears information compatible to the index specified. Defective verbs are argued to be underspecified verbs which are less constrained in the kind of nominative noun phrase they can combine with. The dissertation proposes that the neuter agreement in impersonal constructions is sentential agreement.
Issue Date:2007
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:183 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/82649
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3301215
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007


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