The syntax of "subjects"

Koichi Tateishi

Linguists who work on the Japanese language have disagreed about the notion of subject with respect to Japanese. Many linguists argue that there is no formal syntactic position for the subject in Japanese. Tateishi does deeper research on the surface syntax of the subject, and looks in particular at the syntax of the subject and phenomena which have been treated as S-adjunctions. Tateishi's main claim is that despite all the non-configurational characteristics found in the language, Japanese is in a sense more configurational than the so-called configurational languages. Japanese allows more types of hierarchies to be involved in the subject-predicate relation than English allows, as Japanese does not have the same kind of restrictions on the phrase structure as the configurational languages.

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Strong SPEC(IP) subject hypothesis
  • 3. Strong SPEC(VP) subject hypothesis
  • 4. Weak SPEC(VP) subject hypothesis and SPEC(AGRP) subject hypothesis
  • 5. The syntax of topics
  • 6. Does -WA matter in syntax
  • 7. The genitive raising construction
  • 8. Conclusion
  • Bibliography.

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書名 The syntax of "subjects"
著作者等 立石 浩一
Tateishi Koichi
シリーズ名 Studies in Japanese linguistics
出版元 Center for the Study of Language and Information;Kurosio Publishers
刊行年月 c1994
ページ数 xi, 219 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 1881526453
NCID BA24504986
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国