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LINGUIST List 23.4157

Fri Oct 05 2012

Books: The Passive in Japanese: Ishizuka

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Oct-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Passive in Japanese: Ishizuka
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Title: The Passive in Japanese
Subtitle: A cartographic minimalist approach
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 192
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/la.192

Author: Tomoko Ishizuka
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273482 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273482 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273482 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255754 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255754 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255754 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This book describes and analyzes the passive voice system in Japanese within the framework of generative grammar. By unifying different types of passives conventionally distinguished within the literature, the book advances a simple minimalist account where various passive characteristics emerge from the lexical properties of a single passive morpheme interacting with independently-supported syntactic principles and general properties of Japanese. The book both reevaluates numerous properties previously discussed within the literature and introduces interesting new data collected through experiments. This novel analysis also benefits from considering the important issue of interspeaker variability, in terms of grammaticality judgments and context requirements, and its implications for individual grammar. The book will be of interest not only to students and scholars working on passive constructions, but more generally to scholars working on generative grammar, experimental syntax, language acquisition, and sentence processing.

Linguistic Field(s): Generative Linguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

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