Selected sequence signals in Japanese : a semantic analysis

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1986

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Iketani, Kiyomi

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Canberra, ACT : The Australian National University

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This thesis is an attempt to analyze the meaning of four Japanese words which are generally used fo r summarizing, paraphrasing or c la rify in g what has been previously stated. The function of these four words is to re la te sentences in a discourse. Therefore, the meaning of the words cannot be discovered by considering a sentence in is o la tio n - they must be considered in the context of a discourse. This is one of the reasons why these words are d if f ic u lt fo r students when they are learning Japanese. N aturally th is problem does not concern beginners so much as advanced learners, because beginners are more engaged in fundamental sentence patterns than in competent discourse.

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Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)

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Open Access

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10.25911/5d723ccd4636e

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