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Title: The Presupposition and Discourse Functions of the Japanese Particle Mo
Written By: Sachiko Shudo
Series Title: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

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 context.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Japanese
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415941679
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
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