Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics

Paperback | October 15, 2012

EditorShigeru Miyagawa, Mamoru Saito

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Over the past twenty years or so, the work on Japanese within generative grammar has shifted from primarily using contemporary theory to describe Japanese to contributing directly to general theory, on top of producing extensive analyses of the language. The Oxford Handbook of JapaneseLinguistics captures the excitement that comes from answering the question, "What can Japanese say about Universal Grammar?" Each of the eighteen chapters takes up a topic in syntax, morphology, acquisition, processing, phonology, or information structure, and, first of all, lays out the core data, followed by critical discussion of the various approaches found in the literature. Each chapter ends with a section on howthe study of the particular phenomenon in Japanese contributes to our knowledge of general linguistic theory. This book will be useful to students and scholars of linguistics who are interested in the latest studies on one of the most extensively studied languages within generative grammar.

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Over the past twenty years or so, the work on Japanese within generative grammar has shifted from primarily using contemporary theory to describe Japanese to contributing directly to general theory, on top of producing extensive analyses of the language. The Oxford Handbook of JapaneseLinguistics captures the excitement that comes from...

Shigeru Miyagawa is Professor of Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mamoru Saito is Professor of Linguistics at Nanzan University, Nagoya Japan.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Shigeru Miyagawa and Mamoru Saito: Introduction2. Heidi Harley: On the Causative Construction3. Caroline Heycock: Japanese -Wa, -Ga, and Information Structure4. Junko Ito and Armin Mester: Lexical Classes in Phonology5. Hideki Kishimoto: On Verb Raising6. Masatoshi Koizumi: Nominative Object7. Haruo Kubozono: Japanese Accent8. Hideki Maki and Asko Uchibori: Ga/No Conversion9. Edson T. Miyamoto: Processing Sentences in Japanese10. Keiko Murasugi and Koji Sugisaki: The Acquisition of Japanese Syntax11. Kimiko Nakanishi: The Syntax of Semantics of Floating Numeral Quantifiers12. Kunio Nishiyama: V-V Compounds13. Norvin Richards: Wh-Questions14. Junko Shimoyama: Indeterminate Pronouns15. Daiko Takahashi: Noun Phrase Ellipsis16. Yuji Takano: Ditransitive Constructions17. Jennifer J. Venditti, Kikuo Maekawa, and Mary E. Beckman: Prominence Marking in the Japanese Syntax Intonation System18. Akira Watanabe: The Structure of DPAuthor IndexSubject Index