Studies in Japanese Grammaticalization


Linguistics Workshop Series 6
Studies in Japanese Grammaticalization


978-4-87424-153-0 C3081
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Introduction Toshio Ohori

Perspectives on Grammaticalization

Bernard Comrie

 1. The notion of grammatical(ized): Central and marginal cases

 2. Grammaticalization paths, I: Grammaticalization of lexical items

 3. Grammaticalization paths, II: Grammaticalization of semantic structures: Semantic roles to grammatical relations

 4. Grammaticalization paths, III: Grammaticalization of pragmatic structures

  4.1. Obligation and negation

  4.2. Possibility

  4.3. Reference tracking

 5. Conclusions

Semantic Change in the Grammaticalization of Verbs into Post-positions in Japanese

Yo Matsumoto

 1. From verbs to adpositions in Japanese

  1.1. Deverbal postpositions in Japanese

  1.2. Verbal and postpositional properties of Japanese complex postpositions

 2. The nature of the semantic change

  2.1. Semantic change from verbs to adpositions

  2.2. Patterns of polysemization

 3. Explanation for common paths of semantic change

  3.1. General nature of source verbs

  3.2. Image-schematic properties in semantic change

  3.3. Limitations of image-schema preservation

 4. Conclusion

Further Notes on Deverbal Postpositions: A Commentary on Matsumoto's Paper

Akira Honda

 1. Introduction

 2. O motte: Constructional meaning

 3. Prohibition on monadic verbs

 4. Ni kakete: Heterosemy

From a Lexical Noun to an Utterance-final Pragmatic Particle: Wake

Ryoko Suzuki

 1. Introduction

  1.1. The pragmatic use of wake

  1.2. Teramura’s study on wake

 2. Data and method

 3. Development of the pragmatic wake: The syntactic transition


  3.2.Five stages of the pragmatic wake


  4.1.Summary of the change

  4.2.A type of grammaticization?

  4.3.Is wake really a pragmatic particle?

 5. Concluding remarks

What Can Natural Conversational Data Tell us about Grammaticiza-tion?: A Commentary on Suzuki’s Paper

Hiroaki Kitano

 1. Introduction

 2. Why natural conversational data for grammaticization studies?

 3. A problem

 4. Conclusion

Functional Variety in the Japanese Conjunctive Particle Kara ‘Because’

Yuko Iguchi

 1. Introduction

 2. Preceding studies

 3. Observation of utterances ending with kara in actual discourse

  3.1. Relation to other utterances in discourse

  3.2. Relation to an act

  3.3. Relation to implicatures

 4. Concluding remarks

Grammaticization of Clause-final Elements: A Commentary on Iguchi’s Paper

Ryoko Suzuki

 1. Clause-final phenomenon

 2. Motivations for the change

 3. Synchronic and diachronic approaches

Polysemy and Paradigmatic Change in the Japanese Conditional Marker Ba

Toshio Ohori

 1. Polysemy of ba

 2. Methods and basic facts

  2.1. Grammaticalization and diachronic paths

  2.2. Verbal paradigms of ba

 3. Motivations for change

 4. Concluding remarks

Some Theoretical Issues in the Analysis of Polyfunctionality: A Commentary on Ohori's Paper

Yoshiki Nishimura

 1. Introduction

 2. Grammaticalization

 3. A single meaning manifested in different domains

On the Polyfunctionality of the Japanese Particle No: From the Perspectives of Ontology and Grammaticalization

Kaoru Horie

 1. Introduction

 2. Ontological gradience from thing via event to proposition: A cognitive reason for the duality of no

 3. Contrastive linguistic evidence in support of the continuum of syntactic functions

  3.1. Mandarin Chinese

  3.2. English

  3.3. Korean

  3.4. Implicational hierarchy of the linguistic codability of syntactic functions

 4. The cognitive nature of grammaticalization of no

 5. Conclusion

Close to the Edge: A Commentary on Horie’s Paper

Toshio Ohori

 1. The scope of grammaticalization

 2. Some typological observations

 3. Mono vs.koto as a typological parameter

Bernard Comrie: Department of Linguistics, University of Southern California

Akira Honda: Faculty of Contemporary Cultures, Surugadai University

Kaoru Horie: Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University

Yuko Iguchi: Graduate School of Foreign Languages, Dokkyo University

Hiroaki Kitano: Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University

Yo Matsumoto: Department of English, Meiji Gakuin University

Yoshiki Nishimura: Language and Information Sciences, University of Tokyo

Toshio Ohori: Language and Information Sciences, University of Tokyo

Ryoko Suzuki: Faculty of Economics, Keio University