ERIC Number: ED069182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Japanese Potentials, Pseudo-potentials, and Case.
Taylor, Harvey M.
Papers in Japanese Linguistics, v1 n1 p120-144 Jun 1972
Rules of lexical derivation can be used to account for certain case-related regularities existing between Japanese non-potential verbs and the potential verbs derived from them. Lexical derivation analysis in comparison with a transformational approach is simpler; it requires less powerful rules and therefore makes a stronger claim; and it captures the native speaker's intuition that a particular potential-verb combination is a verb having its own cooccurrence possibilities but related to a corresponding non-potential verb in a predictable way. This paper discusses the lexical derivation approach and provides numerous examples of its use in the analysis of Japanese verbs and appropriate sentence structure. (Author/VM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Japanese Linguistics Workshop.