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Japanese Syntax and Semantics : Collected Papers - S.-Y. Kuroda

Japanese Syntax and Semantics

Collected Papers

Hardcover Published: 29th February 1992
ISBN: 9780792313908
Number Of Pages: 376

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This volume is a collection of articles the author has written over the last 20 years on a wide-ranging number of issues in Japanese syntax and semantics. Many of the papers challenged prevailing opinion, and some in fact were instrumental in changing perspectives within the broader linguistic community. Some of the papers address particular structures in Japanese, such as passives, relative clauses, and double-subject constructions. All the papers, however, go beyond the description to place those constructions in an interesting theoretical context. The volume will be of interest both to students of Japanese linguistics and to specialists in general syntactic theory and semantics.

`Japanese syntax is one of the most exciting research areas in modern linguistics, thanks in large part to the stimulation that the field has received from the work of Yuki Kuroda. The papers collected in this volume are a generous selection from 25 years of the most penetrating scrutiny that the Japanese language has ever received.' James D. McCawley, University of Chicago

Introductionp. 1
Judgment Forms and Sentence Formsp. 13
Remarks on the Notion of Subject with Reference to Words Like also, even, and onlyp. 78
Pivot-Independent Relativization in Japanesep. 114
A Remark on Certain Constructions with the Word naka in Japanesep. 175
On Japanese Passivesp. 183
Case-Marking, Canonical Sentence Patterns, and Counter Equi in Japanese (A Preliminary Survey)p. 222
What Can Japanese Say About Government and Binding?p. 240
Movement of Noun Phrases in Japanesep. 253
What Happened After the Movement of NPs in La Jolla?p. 293
Whether We Agree Or Not: A Comparative Syntax of English and Japanesep. 315
Referencesp. 358
Index of Proper Namesp. 367
Index of Termsp. 369
Index of Wordsp. 372
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ISBN: 9780792313908
ISBN-10: 0792313909
Series: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 29th February 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.72