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Gapless Relative Clauses in Japanese

Kessira, Natsuki LU (2010) JAPK11 20101
Japanese Studies
Abstract
In Japanese, there is a unique type of relative clauses, a so-called ‘gapless relative clause’. The relation between the predicate in the relative clause and its head is not syntactic in the sense that the head noun does not have a co-indexed NP gap internal in the clause. The modification is established on semantic and pragmatic bases, since there is a semantic and/or pragmatic connection between the clause and its head in this type. Consequently, it is semantic and pragmatic approach, but not syntactic one, that can make an appropriate comprehension of gapless relative clauses in Japanese. This thesis offers detailed semantic and pragmatic approaches to gapless relative clauses, focusing on the predicate in the clause, but not on a gap... (More)
In Japanese, there is a unique type of relative clauses, a so-called ‘gapless relative clause’. The relation between the predicate in the relative clause and its head is not syntactic in the sense that the head noun does not have a co-indexed NP gap internal in the clause. The modification is established on semantic and pragmatic bases, since there is a semantic and/or pragmatic connection between the clause and its head in this type. Consequently, it is semantic and pragmatic approach, but not syntactic one, that can make an appropriate comprehension of gapless relative clauses in Japanese. This thesis offers detailed semantic and pragmatic approaches to gapless relative clauses, focusing on the predicate in the clause, but not on a gap in the clause, so as to get gapless relative clauses in Japanese into perspective. (Less)
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author
Kessira, Natsuki LU
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organization
course
JAPK11 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
noun-modifying clauses, gapless, relative clauses, semantic, pragmatic
language
English
id
1661868
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2010-09-20 15:34:02
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  abstract     = {In Japanese, there is a unique type of relative clauses, a so-called ‘gapless relative clause’. The relation between the predicate in the relative clause and its head is not syntactic in the sense that the head noun does not have a co-indexed NP gap internal in the clause. The modification is established on semantic and pragmatic bases, since there is a semantic and/or pragmatic connection between the clause and its head in this type. Consequently, it is semantic and pragmatic approach, but not syntactic one, that can make an appropriate comprehension of gapless relative clauses in Japanese. This thesis offers detailed semantic and pragmatic approaches to gapless relative clauses, focusing on the predicate in the clause, but not on a gap in the clause, so as to get gapless relative clauses in Japanese into perspective.},
  author       = {Kessira, Natsuki},
  keyword      = {noun-modifying clauses,gapless,relative clauses,semantic,pragmatic},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Gapless Relative Clauses in Japanese},
  year         = {2010},
}