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A study of corresponding transitive and intransitive verbs in Japanese

Murata, Yasumi


The Japanese verb system is characterised by a large number of corresponding transitive and intransitive verbs. Corresponding transitive and intransitive verbs share the same roots and usually transitivising or intransitivising affixes are distinguishable in pairs. The common relationship among the three noun phrases in corresponding transitive and intransitive sentences is such that the direct object in the transitive sentence equals the subject in the intransitive sentence. This means...[Show more]

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Date published: 1983
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)


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