Perspectives on Topicalization

Perspectives on Topicalization

The Case of Japanese Wa

eBook - 1987
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Within the field of Japanese linguistics, few areas have generated as much controversy as the morpheme wa; traditionally described as a marker of old or contrasted information, its function as a discourse marker has also been studied. This work aims to deepen the understanding of wa through careful examination of the particle at both sentence and discourse levels in old Japanese as well as present-day Japanese. Previous studies have concentrated on syntactic analyses of wa. The contributors to this volume challenge the old approach and uncover new properties of wa. The four topics discussed ar.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1987
ISBN: 9789027278814
9027278814
0915027976
9780915027972
0915027984
9780915027989
902722885X
9027228868
9789027228857
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)

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