Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/229536
Title:
A Categorial Treatment of Scrambling in Japanese
Author:
Kurahone, Akira
Affiliation:
University of Texas at Austin
Publisher:
University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
Journal:
Coyote Papers: Proceedings of the Arizona Conference on Japanese Linguistics: The Formal Grammar Sessions
Issue Date:
1981
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/229536
Abstract:
In generative studies of Japanese, the term 'Scrambling' has been used to account for the intuitively obvious relationship bebween sentences like (la) and (lb). (1) a. John-ga (subj) Bill-o (obj) mi-ta. (see-past) b. Bill-o (obj) John-ga (subj) mi-ta. (see-past) 'John saw Bill.' The phenomenon has presented linguists with an interesting problem. especially in conjunction with treatments of other linguistic phenomena (e.g., Case - Marking, Reflexivization, etc.). This paper presents a categorial treatment of Scrambling in a simplex sentence. The basic framework has been taken from Montague's Universal Grammar (1970) and Proper Treatment of Quantification in Ordinary English (1973). The purpose of this paper is two -fold. It attempts to provide (i) a categorial syntax capable of directly generating scrambled variants of a canonical form, and (ii) a semantic account for the truth functional meaning equivalence among variants. While a direct generation approach is not new (e.g., Whitman (1979), Hale (1980), Farmer (1980), Chomsky (1980), Ostler (1980), etc.), there is yet no universally accepted analysis that offers a rigorous semantic account.
Type:
Article; text
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0894-4539

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dc.contributor.authorKurahone, Akiraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-18T19:34:03Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-18T19:34:03Z-
dc.date.issued1981-
dc.identifier.issn0894-4539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/229536-
dc.description.abstractIn generative studies of Japanese, the term 'Scrambling' has been used to account for the intuitively obvious relationship bebween sentences like (la) and (lb). (1) a. John-ga (subj) Bill-o (obj) mi-ta. (see-past) b. Bill-o (obj) John-ga (subj) mi-ta. (see-past) 'John saw Bill.' The phenomenon has presented linguists with an interesting problem. especially in conjunction with treatments of other linguistic phenomena (e.g., Case - Marking, Reflexivization, etc.). This paper presents a categorial treatment of Scrambling in a simplex sentence. The basic framework has been taken from Montague's Universal Grammar (1970) and Proper Treatment of Quantification in Ordinary English (1973). The purpose of this paper is two -fold. It attempts to provide (i) a categorial syntax capable of directly generating scrambled variants of a canonical form, and (ii) a semantic account for the truth functional meaning equivalence among variants. While a direct generation approach is not new (e.g., Whitman (1979), Hale (1980), Farmer (1980), Chomsky (1980), Ostler (1980), etc.), there is yet no universally accepted analysis that offers a rigorous semantic account.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Linguistics Circleen_US
dc.titleA Categorial Treatment of Scrambling in Japaneseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
dc.identifier.journalCoyote Papers: Proceedings of the Arizona Conference on Japanese Linguistics: The Formal Grammar Sessionsen_US
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