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The meaning of passive sentences in Japanese

Tabei, Keiko


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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Date published: 1985
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)


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