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Title: Complex Predicates in Japanese: A Syntactic and Semantic Study of the Notion 'Word'
Written By: Yo Matsumoto

In this thoroughly revised version of a 1992 Stanford dissertation, the author presents an extensive discussion of Japanese complex predicates. A broad range of constructions and predicates are examined, which include predicative complement constructions, light verbs, causative predicates, desiderative predicates, syntactic and lexical compound verbs, and complex motion predicates. A number of new interesting facts are uncovered, and detailed syntactic and semantic analyses are presented.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Japanese
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575860600
ISBN-13: N/A

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575860619
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Pages: 352