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Typological Characteristics of Japanese

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DOI: 10.23977/trance.2018.11001 | Downloads: 77 | Views: 2738

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Xiaomu Ren 1

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1 Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Linguistics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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Xiaomu Ren

ABSTRACT

Japanese, as a member of the Japonic language family, primarily spoken in Japan, is an agglutinative East Asian language. This project explores several dominating typological features of Japanese in word order, alignment, case marking and syntactic typology.

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Japanese, Typology, Word order, Alignment, Case-marking, Syntax

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Xiaomu, R., Typological Characteristics of Japanese. Transactions on Comparative Education (2018) Vol. 1: 1-9.

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