Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective

Paperback | June 18, 2014

EditorMamoru Saito

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This book examines the syntax of Japanese in comparison with other Asian languages within the Principles-and-Parameters framework. It grows out of a collaborative research project on comparative syntax pursued at the Center for Linguistics at Nanzan University from 2008-2013, in collaborationwith researchers at Tsing Hua (Hsinchu, Taiwan), Connecticut, EFL U. (Hyderabad, India), Siena, and Cambridge. In ten chapters, the book compares the syntax of Japanese to that of Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Hindi, and Malayalam, focusing on ellipsis, movement, and Case. The first three chapters compare nominal structures in Japanese and Chinese and account for the differences between them. An important pointof comparison in these chapters is the patterns of N'-ellipsis the two languages exhibit. The subsequent two chapters focus on ellipsis. One examines argument ellipsis in Japanese, Turkish, and Chinese, and argues for its correlation with the absence of

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This book examines the syntax of Japanese in comparison with other Asian languages within the Principles-and-Parameters framework. It grows out of a collaborative research project on comparative syntax pursued at the Center for Linguistics at Nanzan University from 2008-2013, in collaborationwith researchers at Tsing Hua (Hsinchu, Taiw...

Mamoru Saito is Professor of Linguistics at Nanzan University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:June 18, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199945225

ISBN - 13:9780199945221

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Preface1. Mamoru Saito, T.-H. Jonah Lin, and Keiko Murasugi: N-Ellipsis and the Structure of Noun Phrases in Chinese and Japanese2. Yasuki Ueda: Number and Classifier3. Yoichi Miyamoto: On Chinese and Japanese Relative Clauses and NP-Ellipsis4. Daiko Takahashi: Argument Ellipsis, Anti-agreement, and Scrambling5. Mamoru Saito and Duk-Ho An: A Comparative Syntax of Ellipsis in Japanese and Korean6. Yuji Takano: A Comparative Approach to Japanese Postposing7. Tomohiro Fujii, Kensuke Takita, Barry Chung-Yu Yang, and Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai: Comparative Remarks on Wh-adverbials in Situ in Japanese and Chinese8. Kensuke Takita and Barry Chung-Yu Yang: On Multiple Wh-Questions with 'Why' in Japanese and Chinese9. Hideki Kishimoto: Dative/Genitive Subjects in Japanese: A Comparative Perspective10. Hiroyuki Ura: Dative Subjects and Impersonals in Null-Subject Languages