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This conference was co-organized by the UHM Department of Linguistics and the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and received generous funding from the National Science Foundation, the NFLRC, and the UHM Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS).
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Thursday, May 19 • 2:50pm - 3:20pm
The role of focus enclitic in the syntax of negation in Bodo

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The paper talks about the types of negation and NPI-related phenomena in Boro. The post-verbal negative marks the sentential negation, and is projected below TP and above vP (in the verbal complex), whereas the post-nominal negative marks constituent negation, and is projected below DP and above nP (in the nominal complex) in the functional layer. I observed three kinds of NPIs in Boro: classifier, quantifier, and adverbial. All NPIs require the obligatory presence of overt negation both in local and non-local (long-distance) licensing. 


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Sansuma Brahma

Ph.D. Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Thursday May 19, 2022 2:50pm - 3:20pm HST
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