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By Vikram Seth

The 20th-anniversary version of the bestselling novel by means of Vikram Seth.

Vikram Seth's novel is, at its middle, a love tale: the story of Lata - and her mother's - makes an attempt to discover her an appropriate husband, via love or via exacting maternal appraisal. even as, it's the tale of India, newly self sustaining and suffering via a time of hindrance as a 6th of the world's inhabitants faces its first nice common election and the opportunity to map its personal destiny.

'A appropriate BOY may perhaps turn out to be the main fecund in addition to the main prodigious paintings of the latter 1/2 this century - even perhaps the ebook to revive the intense studying public's religion within the modern novel ... you want to find time for it. it's going to retain you corporation for the remainder of your life' Daniel Johnson, the days

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Finally, in an eye-movement study by Lima (1987), it appeared that pseudo-prefixed words are treated differently from prefixed words (in nor- 16 Psycholinguistic research in morphology mal, fluent reading, it is worth noting, as opposed to the single-item presentation of most other experiments), corroborating the findings of Taft and Forster and others. 85). There are two main indications that isolation and accessing of the bare stem occur: firstly, the fixation time was consistently longer for pseudo-prefixed words than for closely matched prefixed words, and secondly, the saccade length (a measure of distance) was shorter in leaving such words.

Further examples of this phenomenon may be found in Noyer (1992: Chapter 1) in a discussion of Arabic verb morphology, where the suffix position may have affixes expressing tense/mood or agreement values, depending on the form, with agreement values also appearing in the prefix slot. In conclusion, then, many typical morphological structures and formmeaning relations cannot be handled with the mechanisms available for sentence representation. Therefore, at most we can hope that morphological representation will be compatible with syntax.

Semantic analysis and synthesis The semantic aspect of analysis and synthesis processes receives occasional attention in the context of psycholinguistic investigation. g. Freyd and Baron 1982; Stanners, Neiser, and Painton 1979; MacKay 1976, 1978, 1979). 1. Semantic ambiguity Along the lines of the discussion of whether morphologically related words should share the same lexical entry or not, the question of separate versus integrated entries for homonyms has also been debated. g. MacKay 1976: 174; Perfetti and Lindsay 1974: 76), while however supposing that there are connections between the entries that can play a role in processing.

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