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Japanese response particles : an attempt at semantic analysis

Kodama, Tomiko


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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Date published: 1988
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)


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