Perspectives on the Architecture and Acquisition of Syntax

Essays in Honor of R. Amritavalli

  • Gautam Sengupta
  • Shruti Sircar
  • Madhavi Gayathri Raman
  • Rahul Balusu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Gautam Sengupta, Shruti Sircar, Madhavi Gayathri Raman, Rahul Balusu
    Pages 1-19
  3. Architecture of Syntax: The Engines of Syntax

  4. Architecture of Syntax: Focus and the VP domain

  5. Architecture of Syntax: The Syntax-Semantics Interface

  6. Acquisition of Syntax

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Bhuvana Narasimhan, Fanyin Cheng, Patricia Davidson, Pui Fong Kan, Madison Wagner
      Pages 217-233
    3. William Snyder
      Pages 235-242

About this book


This festschrift volume brings together important contributions by expert syntacticians across the globe on tense and finiteness, adjectives, dative and ergative case, acquisition of case, and other topics both within the domain of Dravidian linguistics and in the broader theoretical understanding of cross-linguistic data. Professor R. Amritavalli, a renowned linguist, has spent over three decades in the fields of syntax and syntactic acquisition, making important and landmark contributions in these areas, and this book is a recognition of her work. The contributors cover these themes in the context of English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi-Urdu, Bangla, Dravidian languages, and understudied languages like Huave. The analyses presented here have major implications for current theories of syntax and semantics, first and second language acquisition, language typology and historical linguistics, and will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and teachers.


morpheme ordering syntactic change complex determiners in English Cross-linguistic data language acquisition Word order word generalization verb learning auxiliary deletion argument doubling move and merge internal merge reflexive adverbials comitativity Japanese syntax

Editors and affiliations

  • Gautam Sengupta
    • 1
  • Shruti Sircar
    • 2
  • Madhavi Gayathri Raman
    • 3
  • Rahul Balusu
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Applied Linguistics and Translation StudiesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Linguistics and Contemporary EnglishThe English and Foreign Languages UniversityHyderabadIndia
  3. 3.Department of Materials Development, Testing and EvaluationThe English and Foreign Languages UniversityHyderabadIndia
  4. 4.Department of Computational LinguisticsThe English and Foreign Languages UniversityHyderabadIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4294-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4295-9
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