LINGUIST List 32.254

Tue Jan 19 2021

Books: Information structure in spoken Japanese: Nakagawa

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Date: 16-Jan-2021
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Subject: Information structure in spoken Japanese: Nakagawa
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Title: Information structure in spoken Japanese
Subtitle: Particles, word order, and intonation
Series Title: Topics at the Grammar-Discourse Interface
Published: 2020
Publisher: Language Science Press

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Author: Natsuko Nakagawa
Electronic: ISBN: 9783961101382 Pages: 318 Price: Europe EURO 0 Comment: Open Access

This study explores information structure (IS) within the framework of corpus linguistics and functional linguistics. As a case study, it investigates IS phenomena in spoken Japanese: particles including so-called topic particles, case particles, and zero particles; word order; and intonation. The study discusses how these phenomena are related to cognitive and communicative mechanisms of humans.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

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