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A study of three expressions of purpose in Japanese : tame ni, no ni, and yoo ni

Shiina, Keiko


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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Date published: 1984
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)
DOI: 10.25911/5d723cc11f01e
Access Rights: Open Access


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