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Cleft Constructions in Japanese Syntax - Mika Kizu

Cleft Constructions in Japanese Syntax

By: Mika Kizu

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Published: 7th January 2005
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Cleft constructions occur across languages and are much analyzed in relation to syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Mika Kizu, working in a Principles and Parameters framework, with some consideration of the Minimalist Program, provides the first coherent account of cleft constructions in Japanese. She claims that the construction is analyzed on a par with topic constructions and some types of relative clause. One of the most interesting properties, the syntactice phenomenon of 'connectivity' is closely examined.

Introduction
Topicalisation and Cleft Constructions
Nominalisations in Cleft Constructions
Long Distance Cleft Constructions
Resumptive A'-Dependencies and the Theory of Economy
Conclusion
Index
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ISBN: 9781403912350
ISBN-10: 1403912351
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 245
Published: 7th January 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1