Publication details [#5072]

Inoue, Kyoko. 1979. 'Empathy and syntax' re-examined: A case study from the verbs of giving in Japanese. Papers from the Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society 15 : 149–159.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Person as a subject


A critical discussion of S. Kuno's analysis of the verbs of giving in Japanese, which is based on the notion of the speaker's empathy, and a proposal for an alternative account in purely pragmatic terms.