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A semantic examination of 'DAKE' in Japanese

Moore, Harumi Minagawa


DAKE is an extremely abstract word, whose meaning seems to vary considerably from example to example. Sometimes it is translated as 'only', 'just', or 'nothing but', while in other contexts it is interpreted to mean 'as much as...' or 'as large an amount as ...'. In yet other examples DAKE is well translated by a proportional expression such as 'the more ... the more'. Finally, there are cases where it seems almost impossible to determine the semantic input of DAKE at all. In this paper...[Show more]

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Date published: 1984
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)
DOI: 10.25911/5d723c847be07
Access Rights: Open Access


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