This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
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This book is for linguists interested in syntax and semantics, syntactic typology and in South Asian languages. The researchers in the field of theoretical and theoretically inclined descriptive linguistics have for a long time felt a need for detailed and clearly presented linguistic treatments of various syntactic phenomena in South Asian languages.
Clause Structure in South Asian Languages: - provides a comprehensive overview and covers major aspects of clause structure in a variety of South Asian languages - provides detailed analyses of several aspects of phrase structure of many prominent South Asian languages - gives theoretically up-to-date treatment of several important issues in South Asian syntax and semantics - contains papers by some of the most prominent linguists working on South Asian languages.