Explore the Palgrave Book Archives: Choose from over 10,000 eBooks, only 9.99 each! Browse now >>

The Japanese Copula

Forms and Functions

Authors: Narahara, T.

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-50453-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $140.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-333-96920-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-42899-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
About this book

In this innovative study, Professor Narahara offers a multi-disciplinary description of the Japanese copula, revealing it to be at the interface of morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Most striking is her discovery of the copula's function to express the speaker's knowledge or ignorance about the proposition of the sentence. She provides a new morphological feature analysis to derive this modal function and further proposes a series of unified accounts for a wide range of discourse phenomena.

About the authors

TOMIKO NARAHARA is Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics and Director of the Japanese Language Programme at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Reviews

'...a wonderful and innovative study.' - Professor Ken-ichi Takami, Tokyo Metropolitan University

'I would strongly recommend [this book] to anyone who is interested in knowing more about this small grammatical creature in Japanese.' - Seiki Ayano, Journal of Linguistics


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-50453-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $140.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-333-96920-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-42899-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Japanese Copula
Book Subtitle
Forms and Functions
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50453-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230504530
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-96920-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42899-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 219
Topics