Japanese Modality: Exploring its Scope and Interpretation by B. PizziconiJapanese Modality: Exploring its Scope and Interpretation by B. Pizziconi

Japanese Modality: Exploring its Scope and Interpretation

byB. PizziconiEditorM. Kizu

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

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This book explores the nature and scope of modality in Japanese. It contains a review of the history of Japanese modality studies, as well as theoretical and empirical research and is the first collection of studies on Japanese modality written in English and offers a stimulating contrast to existing studies on Western languages.
SETSUKO ARITA is Professor, Department of Japanese Language and Literature, Osaka Shoin Women's University, Japan KAORU HORIE is Professor of Linguistics, Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan NORIKO IWASAKI is Lecturer in Language Pedagogy, Department of Linguistics, SOAS, University of Lo...
Title:Japanese Modality: Exploring its Scope and InterpretationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.94 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023057632X

ISBN - 13:9780230576322

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Preface Introduction; B.Pizziconi & M.Kizu PART I: CONTEXTUALIZING AND DEFINING JAPANESE MODALITY Modality, Modaritii and Predication - The Story of Modality in Japan; H.Narrog Modality from a Japanese Perspective; T.Masuoka West Meets East: A Kindaichian Approach to Subjective Modality; L.Larm What Is and Is Not Language-Specific About the Japanese Modal System? - A Comparative and Historical Perspective; T.Moriya & K.Horie PART II: JAPANESE MODALITY FROM SEMANTIC AND SYNTACTIC PERSPECTIVE Tense and Settledness in Japanese Conditionals; S.Arita Conditional Modality: Two Types of Modal Auxiliaries in Japanese; Y.Takubo Japanese Modals and the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface; M.Kizu PART III: JAPANESE MODALITY IN DISCOURSE On Noun Phrases as Minor Sentences in Japanese; T.Shin'ya The Acquisition of Japanese Modality During the Study Abroad; S.Watanabe & N.Iwasaki The Interactional Consequences of Epistemic Indexicality - Some Thoughts on the Epistemic Marker -Kamoshirenai; B.Pizziconi Index