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Typological Characteristics of Japanese

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DOI: 10.23977/trance.2018.11001 | Downloads: 158 | Views: 4864


Xiaomu Ren 1


1 Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Linguistics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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Xiaomu Ren


Japanese, as a member of the Japonic language family, primarily spoken in Japan, is an agglutinative East Asian language. This project explores several dominating typological features of Japanese in word order, alignment, case marking and syntactic typology.


Japanese, Typology, Word order, Alignment, Case-marking, Syntax


Xiaomu, R., Typological Characteristics of Japanese. Transactions on Comparative Education (2018) Vol. 1: 1-9.


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