Adverbs and adverbial clauses have received little attention from
Japanese linguists to date. In this paper, three adverbial clauses,
TAME NI, NO NI, and YOO NI, denoting 'purpose' are examined. Presented
in most Japanese textbooks for beginners, these expressions are a
source of considerable confusion for students, due to considerable
similarity in their meaning and in the contexts in which they appear.
The paper first presents an overview of TAME NI and NO NI
constructions and...[Show more]
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