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Description - A Study of Clause Linkage by Yoko Hasegawa

Employing a hybrid theoretical framework of Role and Reference Grammar and Construction Grammar, this volume investigates the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic properties of the diverse families of Japanese constructions in which the verbal suf'x TE (approximately the English 'and') is a linking device. The TE suf'x is the most frequent and versatile connective in Japanese, able to link all three types of verbal constituents. Because the semantic relations obtainable between the conjuncts are heterogeneous, the prevailing view is that TE-linkage is a mere syntactic device with no semantic content; and the interpreter must infer intended semantic relations based on extra linguistic knowledge. However, closer examination reveals clear correlations between its syntax and semantics that have been obscured in previous studies which did not investigate TE-constructions as pairings of form and meaning. Detailed analysis of TE-linkage is of special signi'cance to linguistic theory because it inevitably involves the search for an adequate descriptive framework for representing connectives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781575860268
ISBN-10: 1575860260
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 253
Imprint: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publish Date: 26-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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