Grammar in Use Across Time and Space

Grammar in Use Across Time and Space

Deconstructing the Japanese 'dative Subject' Construction

eBook - 2007
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This monograph contains the first systematic investigation of the Japanese 'dative subject' construction across time and space. It demonstrates that, in order to capture what speakers/writers know about how to put an utterance or a clause together, it is necessary to pay attention to what they do in actual language use and in different discourse types. The work also shows the importance of diachronic perspectives to help us better understand the ways in which a particular grammatical structure is represented synchronically. By utilizing modern Japanese conversation, contemporary Japanese novel.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2007
ISBN: 9789027291745
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 212 pages) : illustrations


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