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Pragmatic implicatures and particles in Japanese
This study investigates the properties of particles in Japanese from a pragmatic viewpoint. The main target of analysis is wa and ga , which are regarded as a topic and nominative marker respectively. The research is based ...
The semantics and pragmatics of Japanese focus particles
Japanese has a rich set of focus particles, several exclusive and additive particles, and, in addition, contrastive particles. This thesis provides a formal description of the meanings of Japanese focus particles and ...
Attribution and Clausal Nominalization in Japanese
Japanese employs different strategies for expressing relative clauses and complement clauses. The relative clause constructions are generally described as Externally Headed Relative Clauses (EHRCs), which are the closest ...