This thesis is an attempt to analyze the meaning of four Japanese
words which are generally used fo r summarizing, paraphrasing or
c la rify in g what has been previously stated. The function of these four
words is to re la te sentences in a discourse. Therefore, the meaning of
the words cannot be discovered by considering a sentence in is o la tio n -
they must be considered in the context of a discourse. This is one of
the reasons why these words are d if f ic u lt fo r students when...[Show more]
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