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Title: Some aspects of Sanskrit syntax : a study within the framework of Fillimore's case grammar
Author: Kumar, Brahmachari Surendra
Awarding Body: SOAS University of London
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1972
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This study is an attempt to analyse some aspects of Sanskrit syntax within the framework of Fillmore's case grammar. It contains seven chapters including the Introduction and conclusions. In the first chapter the theoretical assumptions of FCG (Fillmore's Case Grammar) are mentioned. Besides this, there is a brief reference to the views of grammarians and linguists about the Sanskrit language, followed by a specification of the scope of this study. In the second chapter, the case-categories A/D/R/O/F/I/L/ SO/GO/Ext/Pa, along with their semantic and syntactic correlates and related problems, are discussed. In the third chapter NP-asti-NP sentences (i. e. those containing the copula) are considered and the case-categories that may occur therein, are specified. In addition, such NP-asti-NP sentences which are complex structures and involve the process of nominalisation, are described. In the fourth chapter Genitive constructions (i. e. those which show the genitive inflexion) are taken up. Inalienable and alienable relationships in such constructions along with the process of Nominalisation are discussed. In the fifth chapter coordination, both derived and phrasal, is considered. The latter as related to comitative constructions, is discussed in detail and the status of the Comitative case (as proposed by Fillmore) is examined. In the sixth chapter, a discussion of the lexicon as presented in FCG is given. It also includes a list of lexical entries for verbs, phrase structure rules and a selection of important transformational rules. The seventh chapter sums up the points that have arisen in the discussion of the foregoing chapters. Finally, a short bibliography is appended.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral