Publication details [#30060]
Shinzato, Rumiko. 2002. Cognition, epistemic scale, and functions of the Old Japanese question particle ka. Linguistics 40 (3) : 553–578.
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Language as a subject
De Gruyter Mouton
This paper examines seemingly diverse and unrelated meanings of the question particle KA: in Old Japanese and argues that all these meanings can be explained in a unified way by a single principle, speaker attitude, which seems deeply connected with human cognitive processes.