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Mon May 21 2018

Books: Handbook of Japanese Syntax: Shibatani, Miyagawa, Noda (eds.)

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Date: 23-Apr-2018
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Subject: Handbook of Japanese Syntax: Shibatani, Miyagawa, Noda (eds.)
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Title: Handbook of Japanese Syntax
Series Title: Handbooks of Japanese Language and Linguistics
Published: 2017
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Masayoshi Shibatani
Editor: Shigeru Miyagawa
Editor: Hisashi Noda
Hardback: ISBN: 9781614517672 Pages: 852 Price: U.S. $ 343.99

Studies of Japanese syntax have played a central role in the long history of Japanese linguistics spanning more than 250 years in Japan and abroad. More recently, Japanese has been among the languages most intensely studied within modern linguistic theories such as Generative Grammar and Cognitive/Functional Linguistics over the past fifty years. This volume presents a comprehensive survey of Japanese syntax from these three research strands, namely studies based on the traditional research methods developed in Japan, those from broader functional perspectives, and those couched in the generative linguistics framework.

The twenty-four studies contained in this volume are characterized by a detailed analysis of a grammatical phenomenon with broader implications to general linguistics, making the volume attractive to both specialists of Japanese and those interested in learning about the impact of Japanese syntax to the general study of language. Each chapter is authored by a leading authority on the topic. Broad issues covered include sentence types (declarative, imperative, etc.) and their interactions with grammatical verbal categories (modality, polarity, politeness, etc.), grammatical relations (topic, subject, etc.), transitivity, nominalizations, grammaticalization, word order (subject, scrambling, numeral quantifier, configurationality), case marking (ga/no conversion, morphology and syntax), modification (adjectives, relative clause), and structure and interpretation (modality, negation, prosody, ellipsis).

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Classiques Garnier
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Edinburgh University Press
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Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

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International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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