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Some asymmetries in Japanese and their theoretical implications
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, 1985.
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Long distance scrambling in Japanese
This paper examines the nature of scrambling in Japanese in the light of Webelhuth (1989) and Mahajan (1989). Webelhuth proposes that scrambling is uniformly movement to a third type of position, theExpand
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On the nature of proper government
In the last few years, there has been extensive investigation of the Empty Category Principle (ECP) — the requirement that an empty category must be properly governed. Attention has particularlyExpand
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A derivational approach to the interpretation of scrambling chains
We propose a unified analysis for the properties of Japanese (and Korean) scrambling based on Tada (1990) and Kitahara (2000). Expand
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Notes on East Asian Argument Ellipsis
This paper presents further supporting evidence for argument ellipsis in East Asian languages, and explores its theoretical consequences. It is demonstrated in the first part that argument ellipsisExpand
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N'-ellipsis and the structure of noun phrases in Chinese and Japanese
It has been widely assumed since Kitagawa and Ross (Linguist Anal 9: 19–53, 1982) that noun phrases in Chinese and Japanese are quite similar in structure. They are N-final in surface word order,Expand
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Order in Phrase Structure and Movement
This article proposes the following mechanism of Merge, modifying and incorporating the effect of the head parameter: K = , , , where , a. = : head-initial, left-headed b. = : head-final,Expand
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Additional-wh effects and the adjunction site theory
The Japanese adjunctwh-phrasenaze ‘why’ in an ECP configuration can be saved by the addition of anotherwh-phrase in a higher position, as noted by Watanabe (1991), among others. This paper discussesExpand
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Weak crossover and move α in Japanese
We have argued that if we adopt an account of weak crossover that utilizes the notion antecedent-of, the weak crossover facts in Japanese can be accounted for under some independently motivated assumptions. Expand
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Wind characteristics of a strong typhoon
Abstract The wind characteristics of a strong typhoon (Typhoon Maemi 2003) are analyzed on the basis of 10 min wind speed samples. The wind speeds were measured simultaneously by nine vane and sevenExpand
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