LINGUIST List 5.1440

Tue 13 Dec 1994

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  1. Ann Lindvall, Japanese - thanks

Message 1: Japanese - thanks

Date: Mon, 12 Dec 94 12:50:37 +0Japanese - thanks
From: Ann Lindvall <>
Subject: Japanese - thanks

Lund 941210

To the Linglist readers,

Some weeks ago I published a query about the Japanese particle wa from a
semantic/pragmatic/functional point of view. I got an overwhelming response, and
with a suitable background of the Nobel Prize Day I wish to express my thanks to
all of you who responded, namely:

Saburo Aoki, Susan Burt, Satomi Currah, Osamu Fujimura, Akiko Hagiwara, Alan
Huffman, Shoichi Iwasaki, Mihoko Kubota, Kenjiro Matsuda, Kazuto Matsumura,
Steve Seegmiller (thank you in advance!), Melanie Siegel,
(I am sorry, but the name must have been deleted), Naohiro Takizawa. A summary
follows below.

With thanks

Ann Lindvall

Aoyama, Takashi. 1983. The free-floating Focus system in Japanese: Form-content
analysis of wa and ga. Gengo kenkyu: Journal of the linguistic society of Japan
83, 41-60

Choi, Soonja (ed.). 1993. Japanese/Korean Linguistics. Vol. 3. Stanford
Linguistic Association

Clancy, Patricia (ed.). 1993. Japanese/Korean Linguistics. Vol. 2. Stanford
Linguistic Association

Cook, Haruko M. 1989. Semantic Values of the Japanese Nominal Particles WA and
GA. Duisburg: Linguistic Agency, University of Duisburg (semantic/pragmatic)

Currah, S. & G.D. Prideaux. 1991. The pragmatic function of wa in Japanese.
Canadian Journal of Linguistics 36(4), 325-335

Hinds, John. 1983. Topic Continuity in Japanese. In: T. Givon (ed.). Topic
Continuity in Discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamin, 47-93

Hinds, John, Senko Maynard and Shoichi Iwasaki (eds.). 1987. Perspectives on
Topicalization: The case of Japanese WA. Typological Studies in Language 14.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins (recommended by almost everyone)

Jorden, Eleanor (w/ Mari Noda). Japanese: the spoken language (Vols. 1, 2, 3).
Harvard University Press

Kitagawa, Chisato. 1982. Topic Constructions in Japanese. Lingua 57, 175-214

Kuroda, S.-Y. "Whether we agree or not: a comparative syntax of English and
Japanese". W. Poser (ed.). Papers from the Second International Workshop on
Japanese Syntax. CSLI, Stanford University

Li, Charles N. 1976. Subject and Topic. New York

Makino, Seiichi. 1982. Japanese Grammar and Functional Grammar. Lingua 57,

Masunaga, Kiyoko. 1988 (?). "Case deletion and discourse context". W. Poser
(ed.). Papers from the Second International Workshop on Japanese Syntax. CSLI,
Stanford University (syntactic/functional)

Maynard, Senko K. 1980. Discourse Functions of the Japanese Theme Marker WA.

Maynard, Senko K. 1990. An introduction to Japanese grammar and communication
strategies. Tokyo: the Japan Times (reference works)

Mikami, Akira. 1960. Zoo wa hana ga nagai. Tokyo: Kuroshio Shuppan (in Japanese,
which unfortunately is out of reach for me but could maybe be interesting for
other Linglist-readers)

Ogihara, Toshiyuki. 1986. "Obligatory Focus" in Japanese and Type-Shifting
Principles. Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Vol.
6. Stanford

Syntax and Semantics Series: (Issues of) Japanese Syntax. Academic Press

Takeshita, Atsushi. 1992. Recognizing Topics through the Use of Interaction
Structures. Proceedings of Coling '92, 1064-1069

Tsutsui, Michio. 1981. Topic marker ellipsis in Japanese. Studies in the
Linguistic Sciences 11 (1). Dept. of Linguistics, University of Illinois
(Urbana). 163-179

Watanabe, Noriko. 1990. WA and GA: From the Perspective of the Deictic
Center in Discourse. In: Japanese/Korean Linguistics
(ed. H. Hoji). Stanford Linguistics Association (discourse/functional)
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