LINGUIST List 13.1501

Fri May 24 2002

Books: Discourse Analysis: Sachiko Shudo

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  1. jleppig, The Presupposition and Discourse Functions of the Japanese Particle Mo

Message 1: The Presupposition and Discourse Functions of the Japanese Particle Mo

Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 15:17:52 +0000
From: jleppig <>
Subject: The Presupposition and Discourse Functions of the Japanese Particle Mo

Series Title: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Sachiko Shudo 

Hardback: ISBN: 0415941679, Pages: 240, Price: 70.00

Comment: Series Editor: Laurence Horn

This work investigates the constraints on the usage of the
Japanese particle mo and its discourse functions. The
author claims that the usage of mo is constrained by the
relation between the proposition within the scope of the
particle (the 'host proposition' hereafter) and the context,
defining 'context' as a set of propositions that the speaker
assumes to be shared by the hearer. The analysis shows that,
for the host proposition F(x) where x is the constituent
marked by mo, the context must include an antecedent
proposition H(y) such that y is not x and that F(x) entails
H(x) such that H(x) is 'contextually relevant' to the

Discourse Analysis, 
General Linguistics, 
Language Description,

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)
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