Polar question particle -aa in Malabar Malayalam

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dc.contributor.author Manthodi, Sarath Chandran
dc.contributor.author Balusu, Rahul
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-05T08:39:49Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-05T08:39:49Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-05
dc.identifier.other 1684684951 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/95471
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-954713 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-36854
dc.description.abstract This paper provides an account for the properties of the polar question particle -aa in Malabar Malayalm, which is, in some crucial aspects, similar to its Hindi counterpart kyaa. Using instances of its occurrence in polar and alternative questions, and non-occurrence in wh- questions and declarative disjuncts, we discuss the unique manner in which -aa attaches only to clausal disjuncts and try to provide a semantic account for this pattern. Data from other major Dravidian languages have also been used for this purpose. We argue that -aa qualifies as a polar question particle since it resides in ForceP and has a presuppositional requirement of a singleton- set question as its complement. An additional supporting argument for this claim is that it exhibits all the diagnostic patterns of a root phenomenon. The second claim of the paper, that -oo in Malayalam is a polar question operator, is supported by the fact that it occurs only in polar and alternative questions. Like in more standard Hamblin semantics, we take the line that there is a distinction between the question operator that forms polar questions and the question operator that forms wh-questions, because the first takes a single proposition for its complement, whereas the second takes a set of propositions. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=de de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Linguistik , Semantik , Malayalam de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 490 de_DE
dc.subject.other Linguistics en
dc.subject.other Semantics en
dc.subject.other Questions en
dc.title Polar question particle -aa in Malabar Malayalam en
dc.type ConferencePaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 9 Sonstige / Externe de_DE
utue.opus.portal triplea5 de_DE


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