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McGloin, Naomi H. and Hiroko Terakura. 1978. On the assertive predicate 'no desu' in Japanese. Papers from the Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society 14 : 285–296.
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M. and T. argue that 'no desu' indicates the speaker's subjective and emphatic assertion, and that conversational content is crucial in determining the appropriateness of 'no desu' sentences.