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A study of proposition and modality focusing on epistemic modals in the Japanese language

Matsushita, Kazuyuki


This study discusses proposition and modality in the Japanese language, focusing on epistemic modals. In the literature of modality recently, detailed discussions of individual modals have been made to clarify their function. However, clear definitions of proposition and modality have not yet been adequately provided. The issue about whether morphemes such as ta (tense/aspect) and masu (honorific) belong to the modality part has not yet been clarified, and the issue of clarification of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-12-20T06:21:29Z
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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