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Split intransitivity in old Japanese

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According to the Unaccusative Hypothesis (Perlmutter 1978), intransitive verbs fall in two distinct classes: the unaccusatives (whose subjects originate as direct objects) and the unergatives (whose subjects originate as subjects). Although there are studies of split intransitivity in Modern Japanese and European languages, very few exist for earlier stages of Japanese. To fill in part of this gap, this thesis presents a comprehensive investigati...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
'Verb semantics and argument realization in pre-modern Japanese'
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:35bb6510-a2ae-4f7c-8689-72f35cb9bfde
Local pid:
ora:9072

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