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ERIC Number: EJ461343
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0271-5309
Prototype Semantics: A Case Study of TE-K/IK- Constructions in Japanese.
Hasegawa, Yoko
Language and Communication, v13 n1 p45-65 Jan 1993
Using framework of prototype semantics, TE-constructions (type of verbal construct in Japanese), are categorized according to underlying metaphors and related to central TE-construction in which K- 1K- indicate both motion and direction in physical space. Through descriptions, discussions, and examples, it is demonstrated that no adequate description of TE-Constructions can be achieved without concept of prototype and metaphysical mapping. (LET)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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