The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics

The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics

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Over the past twenty years or so, the work on Japanese within generative grammar has shifted from primarily using contemporary theory to describe Japanese to contributing directly to general theory, on top of producing extensive analyses of the language. The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics captures the excitement that comes from answering the question, "What can Japanese say about Universal Grammar?" Each of the eighteen chapters takes up a topic in syntax, morphology, acquisition, processing, phonology, or information structure, and, first of all, lays out the core data, followed by critical discussion of the various approaches found in the literature. Each chapter ends with a section on how the study of the particular phenomenon in Japanese contributes to our knowledge of general linguistic theory. This book will be useful to students and scholars of linguistics who are interested in the latest studies on one of the most extensively studied languages within generative more

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  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 176 x 244 x 42mm | 1,138.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 13 line illustrations
  • 0195307348
  • 9780195307344

About Shigeru Miyagawa

Shigeru Miyagawa is Professor of Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mamoru Saito is Professor of Linguistics, Nanzan University, Nagoya Japanshow more

Table of contents

Introduction ; 2. On the Causative Construction ; 3. Japanese -Wa, -Ga, and Information Structure ; 4. Lexical Classes in Phonology ; 5. On Verb Raising ; 6. Nominative Object ; 7. Japanese Accent ; 8. Ga/No Conversion ; 9. Processing Sentences in Japanese ; 10. The Acquisition of Japanese Syntax ; 11. The Syntax of Semnatics of Floating Numeral Quantifiers ; 12. V-V Compounds ; 13. Wh-Questions ; 14. Indeterminate Pronouns ; 15. Noun Phrase Ellipsis ; 16. Ditransitive Constructions ; 17. Prominence Marking in the Japanese Syntax Intonation System ; 18. The Structure of DP ; Author Index ; Subject Indexshow more

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