This paper proposes an analysis of contrastive wa in Japanese using continuations. In this paper wa is treated as a type-shifter, which "continuizes" the element attached to it. Semantically and pragmatically, wa does not do anything when it is used as a thematic wa. However, it gives a special focus semantic value when it is used as so-called contrastive wa: a set of sets of propositions. The proposed analysis can also handle multiple contrastive topics (CTs) and wa-phrases appearing in the designated topic position.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2019|
|イベント||33rd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2019 - Hakodate, Japan|
継続期間: 2019 9月 13 → 2019 9月 15
|Conference||33rd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2019|
|Period||19/9/13 → 19/9/15|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- コンピュータ サイエンス（その他）