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ERIC Number: ED382044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 32
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Point of View and "Zibun": Toward a Unified Theory of the Japanese Reflexive.
Yabushita, Katsuhiko
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v20 p117-147 1995
The predominant view of the binding facts of the Japanese reflexive "zibun" is that there are two types of uses; one is as a reflexive that is to be bound by the clause-mate subject, and the other is as the so-called "logophoric" pronoun. Accordingly, the binding theory of "zibun" along the lines of this view will take the form of disjunction: "zibun" is bound by a Noun Phrase (NP) if the NP is the clause-mate subject or it is a logophoric NP. In this paper, a conceptually more unified theory is proposed that suggests every instance of "zibun" should be bound by a point of view, and it is demonstrated that such a view is superior to the disjunctive view empirically as well as conceptually. Contains 14 references. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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