Case, Coordination, and Information Structure in Japanese

Ahkira Otani, Mark Steedman

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This paper investigates the nature of Japanese argument cluster (Steedman 2000b). Based on Combinatory Categorial Grammar, a type-raising analysis of case particles which captures some aspects of the information structure in Japanese is discussed, including contrastive interpretation of coordination, wh-constructions, and some theme and rheme-related grammatical phenomena. These observations offer further support for the study of syntax, semantics, and phonology interface and the earlier analysis of English information structure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 21, Seoul, Korea, November 1-3, 2007
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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