Modality in Japanese

The layered structure of the clause and hierarchies of functional categories

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Hierarchical clause structure is an important feature of most theories of grammar. While it has been an indispensable part of formal syntactic theories, functional theories have more recently discovered for themselves a ‘layered structure of the clause’. A major focus of the current discussion on semanto-syntactic clause structure is the hierarchical ordering of grammatical categories such as tense, aspect and modality. However, there are very few empirical studies yet to provide systematic evidence for presumably universal hierarchical structures. This book presents a systematic corpus-based study of the semantic and morphosyntactic interaction of modality with tense, aspect, negation, and modal markers embedded in subordinate clauses. The results are critically compared with extant theories of hierarchies of grammatical categories, including those in Functional Grammar, Role and Reference Grammar, and the Cartography of Syntactic Structures. Also provided is an extensive description of the expression of modality and related categories in Modern Japanese.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 109]  2009.  xxii, 277 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
xiii
List of abbreviations
xv
Morpheme boundary symbols
xvii
List of figures
xix
List of tables
xxi–xxii
Chapter 1. Introduction
1–3
Part I. Modality and the layered structure of the clause
Chapter 2. A brief outline of modality
7–20
Chapter 3. Modality in Japanese linguistics
21–32
Chapter 4. The layered structure of the clause and hierarchies of functional categories
33–48
Chapter 5. Modality in theories of the layered structure of the clause and hierarchies of functional categories
49–54
Chapter 6. Modality and the layered structure of the clause in Japanese linguistics
55–58
Chapter 7. Summary
59–60
Part II. The modal markers of Japanese: A short description
Chapter 8. Criteria for the description of modality
63–66
Chapter 9. Formal means of expression – an overview
67–77
Chapter 10. The modal categories
79–131
Part III. Categories on the periphery of modality
Chapter 11. Clausal moods
135–158
Chapter 12. Illocutionary modulation
159
Chapter 13. ‘Modality of explanation’
161
Part IV. Modality and the hierarchy of functional categories: An empirical study
Chapter 14. Data and methods
165–175
Chapter 15. Modality embedding modality (double modality)
177–189
Chapter 16. Modality and tense, aspect, negation
191–209
Chapter 17. Modality and higher categories
211–216
Chapter 18. Modality embedded in adverbial clauses
217–223
Chapter 19. Conclusion
225–244
Part V. Collocations
Chapter 20. Collocations
247–253
References
255–274
Index
275–277
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008050993