Juuzokusetsu-no shugo hyooji ga-to no-no heni

Translated title of the contribution: Variants ga and no for embedded subject markers ga and no

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This article discusses the embedded subject markers -ga and -no in Japanese as a grammatical variation as to their diachronic status, while reporting data obtained from Okada Collection, which covers the language use in Taisho-Showa era. It particularly focuses on discrepancies in the use between the pre-modern and the modern Japanese, addressing a change in the linguistic aspects of the variation in a quantitative manner. Furthermore, referring to data from the minutes of the Japanese Diet, which record utterances with similar characteristics, it argues that the reported linguistic change can be considered as a change occurred in “Japanese Standard”.
Translated title of the contributionVariants ga and no for embedded subject markers ga and no
Original languageJapanese
Title of host publicationSP-ban enzetsu rekoodo-ga hiraku nihongo kenkyu
EditorsMasao Aizawa, Hiroyuki Kanazawa
PublisherKasama Shoin
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9784305707956
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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