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2011 | 53 | 2 | 25-34
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Semantics and Pragmatics of Non-Canonical Word Order in South Asian Languages: oflag- ‘Begin’ as an Attitude-Marker in Hindi-Urdu

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This paper examines possible motivations for departures from canonical clause-final word order observed for the finite verb in Hindi-Urdu and other modern Indo-Aryan languages. Depiction of speaker attitude in Premchand's novel godān and the imperatives of journalistic style in TV newscasts are shown to be prime factors. The emergence of V-2 word-order in Kashmiri and other Himalayan languages may have had a parallel history.
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53
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2
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25-34
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2011-01-01
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2012-04-26
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  • Universities of Michigan and Virginia
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Publication order reference
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10122-011-0010-9
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