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Complementation, i.e. predication encoded in argument slots, is well-renowned for its syntactic and semantic variability throughout languages. As such, it poses a tantalizing descriptive/explanatory problem to linguists of any theoretical persuasion.
Recent advancements in Cognitive and Functional-typological linguistics have enabled researchers to deal with quite a few unexplored study questions about complementation phenomena. The seven papers incorporated during this quantity characterize the latest endeavors to discover cognitive-functional foundations of complementation phenomena from quite a few theoretical views (Cognitive Grammar, psychological house idea, Typology, Discourse-functional linguistics, Cognitive Science). The seven papers are prefaced through an introductory bankruptcy (Kaoru Horie and Bernard Comrie) which situates the present quantity in the significant complementation reports of the previous 40 years. This paintings provides a brand new theoretical venue of complementation reports and complements our knowing of this complicated but exciting syntactic and semantic phenomenon.

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12 (21) Yoku niau tte, okaasama ga. ’ (Kokuritsu Kokugo Kenkyuujo 1991:75) Nante is considered to have developed from the combination of nado ‘the likes of; and the like’, and to. 13 It also occurs with verbs of saying and thinking as in the following examples. (22) Uwaki wa suru kedo, demo kaette-kuru no wa kimi no tokoro affair top do though but return-come pn top you link place da nante itta n janai no. ’ The following examples show toka with verbs of saying and thinking. (24) Anna ricchi na yatsu inee yo da toka itte-ru no that-kind rich link guy not-exist fp is comp is-saying nmlzr miru-to ore wa sugoku kokkei.

7. g. -(y)oo (speaker’s intention, propositive), daroo (prediction), which partially correspond to the Korean irrealis suffix -keyss-. However, it seems that the Korean -keyss- is more frequently used and hence is more fully integrated into the mood and tense system of Korean than its Japanese counterparts. References Akatsuka, Noriko. 1985. “Conditionals and epistemic scale”. Language 62: 625–639. Akatsuka, Noriko. ) 1994. Japanese/Korean Linguistics 4. Stanford: CSLI. [distributed by Cambridge University Press] Akatsuka, Noriko, Shoichi Iwasaki, and Susan Strauss.

Horie, Kaoru. 1993a. A cross-linguistic study of perception and cognition verb complements: A cognitive perspective. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Southern California. 1993b. ” In Choi (1993), 305–321. 1995. ” In Henning Andersen. ), Historical Linguistics 93. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 191–203. Horie, Kaoru. 1997. “Three types of nominalization in Modern Japanese: No, koto, and zero”. Linguistics 35 (5): 879–894. Horie, Kaoru. 1998a. “On the polyfunctionality of the Japanese particle no: From the perspectives of ontology and grammaticalization”.

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