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By Masayoshi Shibatani,Shigeru Miyagawa,Hisashi Noda

Studies of jap syntax have performed a crucial function within the lengthy historical past of eastern linguistics spanning greater than 250 years in Japan and in a foreign country. extra lately, jap has been one of the languages so much intensely studied inside of sleek linguistic theories comparable to Generative Grammar and Cognitive/Functional Linguistics during the last fifty years. This quantity offers a finished survey of jap syntax from those 3 study strands, specifically reviews in response to the normal examine equipment built in Japan, these from broader useful views, and people couched within the generative linguistics framework.
The twenty-four reports contained during this quantity are characterised by way of a close research of a grammatical phenomenon with broader implications to basic linguistics, making the amount beautiful to either experts of eastern and people attracted to studying in regards to the influence of eastern syntax to the overall research of language. each one bankruptcy is authored through a number one authority at the subject. huge matters coated contain sentence kinds (declarative, critical, etc.) and their interactions with grammatical verbal different types (modality, polarity, politeness, etc.), grammatical relatives (topic, topic, etc.), transitivity, nominalizations, grammaticalization, be aware order (subject, scrambling, numeral quantifier, configurationality), case marking (ga/no conversion, morphology and syntax), amendment (adjectives, relative clause), and constitution and interpretation (modality, negation, prosody, ellipsis).

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Introduction
Chapter 1. easy constructions of sentences and grammatical different types, Yoshio Nitta, Kansai college of overseas Studies
Chapter 2: Transitivity, Wesley Jacobsen, Harvard University
Chapter three: subject and topic, Takashi Masuoka, Kobe urban college of overseas Studies
Chapter four: Toritate: Focusing and defocusing of phrases, words, and clauses, Hisashi Noda,
National Institute for eastern Language and Linguistics

Chapter five: The layered constitution of the sentence, Isao Iori, Hitotsubashi University
Chapter 6. useful syntax, Ken-Ichi Takami, Gakushuin college; and Susumu Kuno, Harvard University
Chapter 7: Locative alternation, Seizi Iwata, Osaka urban University
Chapter eight: Nominalizations, Masayoshi Shibatani, Rice University
Chapter nine: The morphosyntax of grammaticalization, Heiko Narrog, Tohoku University
Chapter 10: Modality, Nobuko Hasegawa, Kanda collage of foreign Studies
Chapter eleven: The passive voice, Tomoko Ishizuka, Tama University

Chapter 12: Case marking, Hideki Kishimoto, Kobe University

Chapter thirteen: Interfacing syntax with sounds and meanings, Yoshihisa Kitagawa, Indiana University

Chapter 14: topic, Masatoshi Koizumi, Tohoku University

Chapter 15: Numeral quantifiers, Shigeru Miyagawa, MIT
Chapter sixteen: Relative clauses, Yoichi Miyamoto, Osaka University
Chapter 17: Expressions that include negation, Nobuaki Nishioka, Kyushu University
Chapter 18: Ga/No conversion, Masao Ochi, Osaka University
Chapter 19: Ellipsis, Mamoru Saito, Nanzan University

Chapter 20: Syntax and argument constitution, Natsuko Tsujimura, Indiana University

Chapter 21: Attributive amendment, Akira Watanabe, University of Tokyo
Chapter 22: Scrambling, Noriko Yoshimura, Shizuoka Prefectural University



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