Gee, Yasumi Murata
Many attempts to characterise NP GA (non-topic subject) and NP WA
(topic subject) have been made in the past. Some have examined their
syntactic properties, some their semantic nature and others their
discourse functions. None of these however, capture what native
speakers understand by NP GA and NP WA, or properly reflect the
intuition native speakers have for these items.
Another major failure of past analyses is that the differential
process employed by native speakers when choosing...[Show more]
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