This book is an endeavour to probe into the areas of Hindi syntax which have been rather under-explored in generative literature. It investigates the syntax and semantics of Hindi verbs and their argument structure alternations within the minimalist framework. In the course of this exploration it examines unaccusativity, unergativity, transitive, causative alternations and passives in Hindi. The book will be of interest to theoretical linguists and computational linguists, as well as to Hindi syntax specialists.
About the Author: Dr Richa is Senior Lecturer in the Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian Languages (LDC-IL) at the Central Institute for Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore, India. Her specialization is minimalist syntax. Primarily working in Hindi-Urdu, she has also worked in other languages such as Rangboli (a Tibeto-Burman language), EkeGusii (a Bantu language) and Indian Sign Language (ISL). She is the author of the book Possessive Reflexives and Pronominals in Hindi-Urdu and ISL: A Minimalist Perspective (2010).