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Two types of possessive passives in Japanese

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Chen, Y
Published in: Concentric. Studies in Linguistics
November 1, 2019

Many East Asian languages have possessive passives, whose subjects are interpreted as the possessor of the direct object. This paper investigates Japanese Possessive Passives (JPPs) and proposes that there are two types of possessive passives in Japanese: one with a ‘-phrase’ headed by ( JPPs) and the other with a ‘-phrase’ headed by ( JPPs). While previous studies assumed that JPPs are a sub-type of indirect passive, I propose that such an analysis is untenable. Instead, JPPs exhibit the same dichotomy as -passives and -passives exhibit (, ): While subjects of JPPs are base-generated like -passives, subjects of JPPs undergo NP movement like -passives.

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Concentric. Studies in Linguistics

DOI

EISSN

2589-5230

ISSN

1810-7478

Publication Date

November 1, 2019

Volume

45

Issue

2

Start / End Page

192 / 210

Publisher

John Benjamins Publishing Company
 

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Chen, Y. (2019). Two types of possessive passives in Japanese. Concentric. Studies in Linguistics, 45(2), 192–210. https://doi.org/10.1075/consl.00008.che
Chen, Yunchuan. “Two types of possessive passives in Japanese.” Concentric. Studies in Linguistics 45, no. 2 (November 1, 2019): 192–210. https://doi.org/10.1075/consl.00008.che.
Chen Y. Two types of possessive passives in Japanese. Concentric Studies in Linguistics. 2019 Nov 1;45(2):192–210.
Chen, Yunchuan. “Two types of possessive passives in Japanese.” Concentric. Studies in Linguistics, vol. 45, no. 2, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Nov. 2019, pp. 192–210. Crossref, doi:10.1075/consl.00008.che.
Chen Y. Two types of possessive passives in Japanese. Concentric Studies in Linguistics. John Benjamins Publishing Company; 2019 Nov 1;45(2):192–210.

Published In

Concentric. Studies in Linguistics

DOI

EISSN

2589-5230

ISSN

1810-7478

Publication Date

November 1, 2019

Volume

45

Issue

2

Start / End Page

192 / 210

Publisher

John Benjamins Publishing Company