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The function of the zero particle with special reference to spoken Japanese

Lee, Duck-Young

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It is well known that in spoken conversation, unlike in written text, noun phrases often appear without being marked by a particle in Japanese. While this phenomenon has mainly been treated in terms of 'particle omission' in previous research, there has been a new approach to the phenomenon, which assumes that the phenomenon is a result of the manifestation of the 'zero particle', a grammatically independent entity without phonetic realization. The current study adopts the initial spirit of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/88163
Source: Journal of Pragmatics
DOI: 10.1016/S0378-2166(02)00042-5

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