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Author Takamine, Kaori, author
Title Putting adpositions in place : sortal domains and modifier PPs in Japanese / Kaori Takamine
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017]
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 人文社會聯圖  PL613 .T25 2017    AVAILABLE    30630020104889
Descript vii, 255 pages ; 25 cm
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Series Linguistik aktuell/Linguistics today, 0166-0829 ; volume 240
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 240
Linguistics today ; v. 240
Note This monograph explores the grammar of PP modifiers in Japanese, concentrating on their word order. The study argues that (i) PP modifiers are hierarchically arranged and (ii) there is an interesting fine-grained correlation between different PP types and Modal/Aspect functors which indicates that Temporal and Locative appear relatively freely with respect to a certain range of the Modal/Aspect functors in the middle field, whereas the rest of the PP types are more constrained in this respect. Unlike cartographic approaches to PPs (Schweikert 2005, Cinque 2006), the book adopts the working hypothesis that the fine-grained hierarchies can be derived in a constrained manner along the lines of Svenonius and Ramchand (2014) and proposes that the properties of the PPs characterized by (i) and (ii) can be captured in a sortal domain analysis. The book appeals to a linguistic audience interested in modifier syntax as well as in Japanese
Includes bibliographical references and index
Link Online version: Takamine, Kaori, author. Putting adpositions in place Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017] 9789027265630 (DLC) 2017026443
Subject Japanese language -- Syntax
Japanese language -- Word order
Japanese language -- Grammar
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