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100 1  Toratani, Kiyoko 
245 14 The morphosyntactic structure and logical structures of 
       compound verbs in Japanese|h[electronic resource] 
300    285 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 63-
       05, Section: A, page: 1815 
500    Major Professor:  Robert Van Valin, Jr 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--State University of New York at Buffalo, 
520    This dissertation examines the morphosyntactic structure 
       of compound verbs in Japanese. Compound verbs constitute 
       morphologically a unitary class of V-V, in which a finite 
       V2 is bound to a non-finite V1 as in suberi-otiru  
       slip(V1)-fall(V2) 'slip down'. Recent studies (Kageyama 
       1989, 1993; Matsumoto 1992, 1996) argue that Japanese 
       compound verbs consist of multiple types structurally on 
       the basis of their distinct behaviors when a compound verb
       co-occurs with another element (e.g., the passive morpheme
       -(r)are) within the same clause. This study corroborates 
       Kageyama and Matsumoto in that Japanese V-Vs enter into 
       multiple structural types but offers an alternative 
       account working within the framework of Role and Reference
       Grammar (RRG), arguing that the notions of nexus and 
       juncture can make explicit the structural relations 
       between the component verbs. It claims that the 
       morphosyntactic and the semantic relations exhibited by 
       the Japanese V-V construction are systematic, conforming 
       to the principle of the Interclausal Relations Hierarchy 
       (Van Valin and LaPolla 1997), which explicates the iconic 
       relationship between the syntactic tightness and the 
       semantic cohesion among the units. Specifically, of the 
       semantic relations which V-V expresses, the concepts of 
       causative, phase, psych-action and jussive are 
       instantiated by lexical compounding, nuclear 
       cosubordination, core cosubordination, and core 
       coordination respectively, whose morphosyntactic tightness
       is organized from the tightest to the loosest as predicted
       by the principle of the Interclausal Relations Hierarchy. 
       Chapter 1 is the introduction. Chapter 2 introduces the 
       framework. It also develops the diagnostics tests to 
       examine the Japanese Aktionsart classes. Chapter 3 focuses
       on the transitivity structure based on Jacobsen's (1992) 
       observation of 'transitivity parity'. Chapter 4 lays out 
       the criteria to distinguish syntactic from lexical 
       phenomena in RRG terms. Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 examine 
       the juncture-nexus types as well as the logical structures
       of non-phase verbs (e.g., -sugi 'excessively') and phase 
       verbs (e.g., -hazime 'begin') respectively. Chapter 7 
       presents an analysis of lexical compound verbs (e.g., -aw 
       'fit/match (distributively)'), which have been previously 
       analyzed as syntactic. Chapter 8 presents a summary and 
       examines the implications of this study 
590    School code: 0656 
650  4 Linguistics 
690    0290 
710 20 State University of New York at Buffalo 
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