It has often been noted that, in Japanese passive sentences, not only
transitive but also intransitive verbs can occur. Since the time
linguists first began to compare Japanese with other languages, they
have tried to analyse the properties of Japanese passives.
The linguists of the last two decades paid attention primarily to the
syntax of Japanese passive sentences and divided them into two groups,
on syntactic grounds, to explain their derivations. However, these
classifications are...[Show more]
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