International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Linguistics | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022


Ergativity in Bagri

Syopat


Abstract: The aim of this paper is to provide a descriptive account of ergative Case marking and agreement pattern in Bagri. Being a dialect of Hindi, it also exhibits split-ergativity in perfective clauses. Unlike Hindi, we also observe person-based split in ergative marking i.e. overt ergative Case marking is restricted to second person singular and third person pronouns. Moreover, we notice a nested agreement pattern where auxiliary optionally agrees with the subject and the main verb obligatorily agrees with the direct object. A close inspection of ergative Case marking and agreement pattern in other Indo-Aryan languages reveals that Bagri is heading towards a complete wipeout of its ergative morphology.


Keywords: transitive, perfective, imperfective, ergative Case, agreement


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,


Pages: 194 - 198


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