Topics in Constraint-Based Grammar of Japanese
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
- Publish date: 04/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780792356110
- ISBN10: 079235611X
Innovative concepts are introduced in Part I, such as the concept of cost, which plays a central role both in the treatment of quantifiers and phonology, and is used extensively in the treatment of conditionals in Part II. Stress is also placed on the role of discourse participants; the analysis of relativization adopted in Part I is partly based on zero pronominals, whose interpretation is left to pragmatics. This issue is further pursued in Part II and may serve as one possible avenue to explore pragmatics.