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Japanese internally headed relatives: Their distinctness from potentially homophonous constructions

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Alexander Grosu ,

Tel Aviv University, IL
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Koji Hoshi

Keio University, JP
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Abstract

This paper pursues two closely inter-related goals. One goal is to clarify and systematize the ways in which each of four distinct Japanese constructions, in particular, internally headed relatives, adverbial clauses, complement clauses, and gapless externally light-headed relatives, can be distinguished from the others in cases of homophony. The other goal is to use the results obtained in the pursuit of the former goal for the purpose of refuting earlier challenges to the theses that Japanese internally headed relatives are island-sensitive, get invariably construed as definite descriptions, disallow definite referential internal heads, and exhibit a ‘change’ sub-variety that is not reducible to gapless externally light-headed relatives. The paper assumes the correctness of the analytical approach outlined in Grosu & Landman (2012), and – crucially – that of the conceptual and technical refinements to the latter proposed in Landman (2016), some of which rely on the results of this paper.

This article is part of the special collection: Internally-headed Relative Clauses

How to Cite: Grosu, A. & Hoshi, K., (2016). Japanese internally headed relatives: Their distinctness from potentially homophonous constructions. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. 1(1), p.32. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.104
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Published on 09 Sep 2016.
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