Argument Encoding in Japanese Conversation

  • Authors
  • Mitsuaki¬†Shimojo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mitsuaki Shimojo
    Pages 1-23
  3. Mitsuaki Shimojo
    Pages 55-70
  4. Mitsuaki Shimojo
    Pages 71-97
  5. Mitsuaki Shimojo
    Pages 98-125
  6. Mitsuaki Shimojo
    Pages 126-241
  7. Mitsuaki Shimojo
    Pages 258-261
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 262-286

About this book


Japanese is well known for its array of argument encoding types - but how is speakers' choice of encoding types to be described? This book investigates the encoding of subject and direct object in conversational Japanese and attempts to explain Japanese argument encoding as a unified system. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of a bank of conversation are provided, with the emphasis on speakers' use of the encoding types rather than their acceptability for given arguments.


Japanese Japanisch Nominativ object predicative Scrambling subject syntactic

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