Discourse Modality: Subjectivity, Emotion, and Voice in the Japanese Language
The emotional aspects of language have so far not received the attention they deserve. This study focuses on nonpropositional, i.e. expressive and interactional meanings of Japanese signs, with special emphasis on understanding their cognitive, psychological and social meanings. It shows how the Japanese language is richly endowed to express personal voice and emotive nuances, and confronts the theoretical issues related to this. The author proposes a new theoretical framework for Discourse Modality, a primary concern for Japanese speakers, to analyze the 'expressiveness' of language.
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CHAPTER 1 Introduction
CHAPTER 2 From Modality to Discourse Modality
Part 2 Analysis of DM Indicators
CHAPTER 3 Discourse Connectives Dakara and Datte
CHAPTER 4 Modal Adverts YahariYappari and Doose
Da and DesuMasu Verb Forms
CHAPTER 6 Interactional Particles Yo and Ne
CHAPTER 7 To Yuu in the ClauseNoun Combination
Part 3 Reflections
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abrupt addressee analysis anaphoric aspects of Discourse attitude auxiliary verbs BE-NEG but/because casual conversation cause-result chapter characterized Chiba chinjutsu clause clause-noun combination cohesion communication concept context dakara data set datte dearu defined desu desu/masu devices direct discourse Discourse Modality discourse unit discussed distributional characteristics DM indicators doose emotional English epistemic epistemic modality example expresses the speaker's fact final particles foregrounded formal framework function grammatical hukushi identified interactional particles interactionally interpersonal interpretation Japanese language kara kedo kokugogaku koto linguistic signs manipulation marker meaning modal adverbs Modal Contextualization mono Narashino narrative noun observed offers personal voice perspective position pragmatic provides QT say referential refers relationship relevant scene semantic source sentence sentence-final signals situation social sociolinguistic speaker turns speaking self's speech action strategies structure style subjective Tokieda topic-comment types utterance yahari yahari/yappari yappari yeah yo and ne