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ERIC Number: ED012441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A NEW CLASSIFICATION FOR THE JAPANESE VERB.
TAKAHASHI, GEORGE
JAPANESE VERBS AND THE PARTICLES WHICH OFTEN ACCOMPANY THEM PRESENT DIFFICULTIES TO LEARNERS OF THAT LANGUAGE. THE TRADITIONAL GRAMMATICAL TERMS, "TRANSITIVE" AND "INTRANSITIVE" (VERBS), REFLECT CONCEPTS WHICH ARE VALID IN ENGLISH BUT NOT IN JAPANESE. THE AUTHOR, IN ATTEMPTING TO CLASSIFY ALL JAPANESE VERBS ACCORDING TO THEIR NATURE AND BEHAVIOR, FIRST LISTS EIGHT CATEGORIES OF ACTION AND NONACTION VERBS AND NOTES WHICH CATEGORIES TAKE CERTAIN PARTICLES. IN STUDYING THESE CATEGORIES, HE FINDS THAT THE ACTOR'S WILL AND HIS ABILITY TO CONTROL THE ACTION OF THE VERB ARE LOGICAL CONCEPTS REFLECTED IN THE EIGHT CATEGORIES. HE CONCLUDES THAT ALL JAPANESE VERBS CAN BE ASSIGNED TO "CONTROLLABLE" OR "NONCONTROLLABLE" CATEGORIES AND THAT MEMBERSHIP IN ONE OF THESE CATEGORIES DETERMINES WHICH PARTICLE CAN OCCUR WITH THE VERB. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL-NEWSLETTER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF JAPANESE." (JD)
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Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA