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Cleft Constructions in Japanese Syntax


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mika Kizu
    Pages 1-8
  3. Mika Kizu
    Pages 101-157
  4. Mika Kizu
    Pages 159-203
  5. Mika Kizu
    Pages 205-206
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-245

About this book


Cleft constructions occur across languages and are much analyzed in relation to syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Mika Kizu, working in a Principles and Parameters framework, with some consideration of the Minimalist Program, provides the first coherent account of cleft constructions in Japanese. She claims that the construction is analyzed on a par with topic constructions and some types of relative clause. One of the most interesting properties, the syntactic phenomenon of 'connectivity' is closely examined.


Index relative clauses Scrambling semantics syntactic Syntax

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesUniversity of DurhamUnited Kingdom

About the authors

MIKA KIZU studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz and completed her doctorate at McGill University. She is a Lecturer in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Durham, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cleft Constructions in Japanese Syntax
  • Authors M. Kizu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-1235-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-51100-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-50361-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 245
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Syntax
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