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Title: Issues in the Syntax of Marathi. A Minimalist Approach.
Authors: Nayudu, Aarti
Keywords: Indo-European Languages
Indo-Aryan Languages
Marathi - Grammar
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Durham
Abstract: This thesis focuses on the syntax of Marathi, an Indo-Aryan language spoken predominantly in India. The main aim of the thesis is to provide a thorough description and analysis of core sentential structures in Marathi, with special focus on word order, case, agreement, and negation. Following Kayne (1994) the thesis establishes that Marathi has underlying SVO order and that the surface SOV order is derived via leftward movement. Thus, head-initial structure is assumed for all phrases in this thesis. Movement is assumed to be triggered by generalised [EPP] features which certain heads have.
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