This book has explored the syntactic nature of cleft constructions in Japanese. The discussions in the preceding chapters have led to the conclusion that the cleft construction is not a distinct theoretical entity, but rather, that the construction results from a combination of other basic structures which are required in the grammar of the Japanese language on all accounts.

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  • Mika Kizu
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  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesUniversity of DurhamUnited Kingdom

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