Journal of East Asian Linguistics

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 61–74

Notes on nominal ellipsis and the nature of no and classifiers in Japanese

Article

Abstract

This paper investigates ellipsis within nominals in Japanese with reference to a wider range of data than that considered by Saito et al. (JEAL 17: 247– 271, 2008). It is shown that the interaction with ellipsis reveals two types of no, a genitive case particle and a linking element inserted morphologically. To accommodate the additional ellipsis data, the analysis that treats the numeral-classifier sequence as an adjunct to NP must be rejected.

Keywords

Classifiers Genitive case Japanese Nominal ellipsis Numeral classifiers 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English, Bungaku-buUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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