Japanese Modality: Exploring its Scope and Interpretation

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

EditorBarbara Pizziconi, Mika Kizu

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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.

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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.

BARBARA PIZZICONI carried out her studies in Italy and Japan. She is currently a lecturer in Japanese Applied Linguistics in the Japan and Korean Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. Her research covers Japanese politeness, Japanese language learning, and native and non-native Japanese language...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.87 × 5.62 × 0.94 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023057632X

ISBN - 13:9780230576322

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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.Shinya * 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