Perspectives on Topicalization: The Case of Japanese WA (Typological Studies in Language Series: Volume 14)

By: John Hinds, Senko K. Maynard and Shoichi Iwasaki (eds.)

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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 are: 'WA' in Narrative and Expository Discourse; 'WA' and other Syntactic Phenomena; Historical Perspectives on 'WA' and Pragmatic Perspectives on 'WA'. Printed Pages: 318.

Title: Perspectives on Topicalization: The Case of Japanese WA (Typological Studies in Language Series: Volume 14)

Author Name: John Hinds, Senko K. Maynard and Shoichi Iwasaki (eds.)

Categories: Linguistics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, John Benjamins Publishing Company: 1987

ISBN: 902722885X

ISBN 13: 9789027228857

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Size: 16 Cms x 23 Cms

Seller ID: 005644

Keywords: Linguistics Semantics Syntax Grammar Language Languages Phonetics Semiotics Phonemics Phonology Pragmatics Cognition Cognitive Linguistics English