NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED357652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Connotations of Surprise in the Conditionals 'To' and 'Tara' in Japanese: A Review and Synthesis.
Compernolle, Tim Van
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v18 p61-73 1993
The two conditionals 'to' and '-tara' in Japanese do not carry neutral connotations. This paper offers evidence to support the claim that '-tara' can carry, among other things, a connotation of surprise in reference to specific past events. However, evidence is also offered to show that the conditional 'to,' contrary to what is stated in most reference grammars, carries connotations of inevitability even when the sentence refers to a specific sequence of past events. (Contains 10 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A