Introduction surveys the previous treatments of these response
particles, both in dictionaries, and Japanese textbooks, also those by
Japanese grammarians particularly Kitagawa and Hinata. We highlight
the reasons why these treatments are inadequate, noting especially their
failure to distinguish between semantic and socio-pragmatic influences.
In addition we al so describe a 1 so our methodo l ogi cal approach .
Chapter 1 introduces the notions of speaker and addressee
orientedness ....[Show more]
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