Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

ISBN-10: 1405110651

ISBN-13: 9781405110655

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

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The new edition of An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics gives an updated, comprehensive account of Japanese linguistics, covering phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language change, dialect variation, and gender differences. Changes in the new edition include a new chapter on language acquisition, which includes experimental research and its implications for phonological, syntactic, and semantic issues Introduces linguistic notions and terminology and discusses theoretical analyses of linguistic phenomena in the Japanese language Focuses primarily on phonology and syntax, and adopts a generative grammar framework Includes exercises exploring descriptive and theoretical issues and reading lists which introduce students to the research literature.
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

List of Figures, Tables, and Maps
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Suggested Readings
Phonetics
Phonetic Inventory
Place/Manner of Articulation and Voicing
Phonetic Inventory of English - Consonants
Stops
Fricatives
Affricates
Approximants
Nasals
Phonetic Inventory of Japanese - Consonants
Stops
Fricatives
Affricates
Approximants
Nasals
Phonetic Inventory of English - Vowels
Phonetic Inventory of Japanese - Vowels
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Phonology
Phonological Rules in Japanese
Devoicing of High Vowels
Nasal Assimilation
Alveolar Alternations
[h]/[[Phi]]/[c] Alternations
Digression on the Phoneme Status of [t[superscript s], c, s, j, [Phi], c]
Verbal Conjugation Rules
Rule Ordering
Sequential Voicing - "Rendaku"
Mora vs. Syllable
Speech Errors
English
Japanese
Language Games: "Babibu" Language
Accentuation in Japanese
Stress vs. Pitch
Accentuation in Japanese
Mora vs. Syllable
Accentuation of Long Nominal Compounds
Accentuation of Short Nominal Compounds
Accentual Variation among Endings
Mimetics
Loan Words
Casual Speech and Fast Speech
Length Requirements
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Morphology
Parts of Speech Categories
Nouns
Verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
Postpositions
Case Particles
Adjectival Nouns
Verbal Nouns
Morpheme Types
Word Formation
Affixation
Compounding
Reduplication
Clipping
Borrowing
Head
Issues in Japanese Morphology (1): Transitive and Intransitive Verb Pairs
Issues in Japanese Morphology (2): Nominalization
Issues in Japanese Morphology (3): Compounding
Background
N-V Compounds
V-V Compounds
Lexical vs. Syntactic V-V Compounds
Lexical V-V Compounds: Semantic Relations
Lexical V-V Compounds: Transitivity and Argument Structure
Transitive and Intransitive Compound Verb Pairs
Compound Verbs and Nominalization
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Syntax
Syntactic Structures
Syntactic Constituency
Phrase Structures
Phrase Structure Rules
The Notion of Head
Subcategorization
Structural Relations
Transformational Rules
Yes-No Question
WH-Movement
Word Order and Scrambling
Scrambling Phenomenon
Configurationality
Evidence for the Movement Analysis
Numeral Quantifiers
Pronominal Reference
Some Restrictions on Scrambling
Null Anaphora
Syntactic Representation of Null Anaphora
Interpretation of Null Anaphora
Reflexives
Zibun
Zibun-Zisin
The Notion of Subject
Reflexivization
Subject Honorification
Passives
Direct Passives
Indirect Passives (Adversative Passives)
Ni Yotte-Passives
Causatives
O-Causatives and Ni-Causatives
The Double-O Constraint
The Structure of Causatives
Causative Passives
Adversative Causatives
Lexical Causatives
Relative Clauses (Sentence Modifiers)
The Ga/No Conversion
Relative Clauses without Gaps
Internally Headed Relative Clauses
Unaccusativity
The Light Verb Construction
Further Issues on Phrase Structure
X[prime]-Theory
Application to Japanese
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Semantics
Word Meaning and Sentence Meaning
Word/Phrase Meaning and Types of Relationships
Sentence Meaning
Metaphors and Idioms
Deixis
Mimetics
Tense and Aspect
Tense
Aspect
Grammatical Aspect
Lexical Aspect
Aspectual Verbs
Verb Semantics
Linking Regularity and Unaccusativity
Semantic Classes of Verbs and their Syntactic Patterns
Lexicalization
Pragmatics
Speaker's Meaning
The Nature of Information
Wa vs. Ga
Interaction with Syntax and Morphology
Relevance of Contextual Information
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Language Variation
Dialectal Variation
Styles and Levels of Speech
Gender Differences
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Language Acquisition
Regularity in Language Acquisition
Phonological Unit - Mora
Lexicalization Pattern and Mimetics
Tense/Aspect Marking
Generalizations in Children's Errors
Inflectional Morphology
Case Particles
Prenominal Modification
Theoretical Approaches to Verb Acquisition
Pragmatic Acquisition
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Bibliography
Index
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