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On the Multiple Clause Linkage Structure of Japanese

A Corpus-based Study

Maruyama Takehiko    Senshu University / NINJAL, Japan    

Bjarke Frellesvig    University of Oxford, UK    

Stephen W. Horn    NINJAL, Japan    

Kerri L. Russell    Oxford Brookes University, UK    

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In this paper, we will describe the distribution of the multiple clause linkage structure within actual spoken and written Japanese. We will examine three Japanese corpora: BCCWJ, CSJ and OCOJ. By identifying distributions of multiple clause linkage structures in corpora of contemporary Japanese (BCCWJ and CSJ), we shed light on what kinds of settings give rise to what type of clause linkage structures through what processes. The dynamic rewriting rule proposed by Kondo (2005) is introduced as a model for the incremental production of multiple clause linkage structures. Some common patterns of such structures occurring in Old Japanese are identified by OCOJ and compared to patterns in BCCWJ and CSJ.

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978-88-6969-153-9
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978-88-6969-152-2

Keywords: CSJOCOJIncremental ProductionBCCWJMultiple Clause Linkage Structure

Copyright: © 2017 Maruyama Takehiko, Bjarke Frellesvig, Stephen W. Horn, Kerri L. Russell. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.