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ERIC Number: EJ629537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
Expressivity in Discourse: Vocatives and Themes in Japanese.
Maynard, Senko K.
Language Sciences, v23 n6 p679-705 Nov 2001
Examines vocatives and theme in Japanese discourse. Based on examples taken from comics, romance novels, and fiction, argues that vocative and thematic strategies are pragmatically motivated in a similar manner, and they both convey the speaker's varying emotional expressivity toward participants and characters relevant in discourse. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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