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Ringo o taberemasu ka? - An analysis of the shortened potential verb form in colloquial Japanese

Sole, Varpu LU (2013) JAPK11 20131
Japanese Studies
Abstract
While various studies have been conducted on the innovative potential suffix of Japanese vowel verbs, commonly known as ranuki kotoba (lit. ra-omission words), few studies exist on the use of the innovative form based on situational context and style of speech. The main purpose of my thesis is to provide an up-to-date quantitative analysis on the situation-based use of ranuki kotoba (referred to as the -re form in this paper), while focusing on the level of a speaker’s conscious awareness of the form as ungrammatical or grammatical, respectively. Before the analysis, I have included a comprehensive description of the Japanese passive and potential verb forms, especially regarding the historical development of the potential.
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author
Sole, Varpu LU
supervisor
organization
course
JAPK11 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
sociolinguistics, the -re form, ranuki kotoba, potential form, passive voice, Japanese, language change, japanska
language
English
id
4179993
date added to LUP
2013-12-11 14:02:57
date last changed
2013-12-11 14:02:57
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  abstract     = {While various studies have been conducted on the innovative potential suffix of Japanese vowel verbs, commonly known as ranuki kotoba (lit. ra-omission words), few studies exist on the use of the innovative form based on situational context and style of speech. The main purpose of my thesis is to provide an up-to-date quantitative analysis on the situation-based use of ranuki kotoba (referred to as the -re form in this paper), while focusing on the level of a speaker’s conscious awareness of the form as ungrammatical or grammatical, respectively. Before the analysis, I have included a comprehensive description of the Japanese passive and potential verb forms, especially regarding the historical development of the potential.},
  author       = {Sole, Varpu},
  keyword      = {sociolinguistics,the -re form,ranuki kotoba,potential form,passive voice,Japanese,language change,japanska},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ringo o taberemasu ka? - An analysis of the shortened potential verb form in colloquial Japanese},
  year         = {2013},
}