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Attitudinal and Aspectual Properties of Two Aspect Morphemes in West Japanese Dialects - and Oru

Blomberg, Niclas LU (2013) JAPK11 20131
Japanese Studies
Abstract
The present thesis is concerned with describing the aspect morphemes toru and yoru, as well as the existential verb oru, prevalent in the dialects of western Japan in general, and the central Kinki region in particular. We will discuss the semantic properties of these morphemes in five dialects using a survey of predicate structure in Japanese dialects. With the aid of an informant from Osaka we will also discuss the attitudinal dimension that these expressions carry. The purpose is to make available to an English speaking audience some of the results that have been available and well-known in Japanese for quite some time. Given that the obtained results are applicable, we find in Kobe an aspectual system similar to that of Uwajima, and we... (More)
The present thesis is concerned with describing the aspect morphemes toru and yoru, as well as the existential verb oru, prevalent in the dialects of western Japan in general, and the central Kinki region in particular. We will discuss the semantic properties of these morphemes in five dialects using a survey of predicate structure in Japanese dialects. With the aid of an informant from Osaka we will also discuss the attitudinal dimension that these expressions carry. The purpose is to make available to an English speaking audience some of the results that have been available and well-known in Japanese for quite some time. Given that the obtained results are applicable, we find in Kobe an aspectual system similar to that of Uwajima, and we also find that the dialect of Tsu is dominated aspectually by toru, leading to the hypothesis that pejorative yoru might be ready to enter the dialect. Furthermore, with the informants aid we find that oru is not felt to be pejorative by native speakers of Osaka Japanese, in contrast to statements by other researchers in the area. (Less)
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author
Blomberg, Niclas LU
supervisor
organization
course
JAPK11 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
aspect, aspectual opposition, attitudinality, dialect, Kinki, oru, pejorativity, toru, western Japan, yoru
language
English
id
3878601
date added to LUP
2013-06-25 11:20:11
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2013-06-25 11:20:11
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  abstract     = {The present thesis is concerned with describing the aspect morphemes toru and yoru, as well as the existential verb oru, prevalent in the dialects of western Japan in general, and the central Kinki region in particular. We will discuss the semantic properties of these morphemes in five dialects using a survey of predicate structure in Japanese dialects. With the aid of an informant from Osaka we will also discuss the attitudinal dimension that these expressions carry. The purpose is to make available to an English speaking audience some of the results that have been available and well-known in Japanese for quite some time. Given that the obtained results are applicable, we find in Kobe an aspectual system similar to that of Uwajima, and we also find that the dialect of Tsu is dominated aspectually by toru, leading to the hypothesis that pejorative yoru might be ready to enter the dialect. Furthermore, with the informants aid we find that oru is not felt to be pejorative by native speakers of Osaka Japanese, in contrast to statements by other researchers in the area.},
  author       = {Blomberg, Niclas},
  keyword      = {aspect,aspectual opposition,attitudinality,dialect,Kinki,oru,pejorativity,toru,western Japan,yoru},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Attitudinal and Aspectual Properties of Two Aspect Morphemes in West Japanese Dialects - and Oru},
  year         = {2013},
}