Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence - Gordon Tucker

Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence - Gordon Tucker

13. Negation in Japanese: A New Treatment of Nai as a Process Type in the Japanese Transitivity Network - A Kyoto Grammar Approach

Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence - Gordon Tucker

Masa-aki Tatsuki
Doshisha University

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Tatsuki’s chapter explores the transitivity system of Japanese by way of the negator nai which functionally is itself a type of Process. The four main types of Process in Japanese are recognized as possessive, active, stative, and static: the static type has the subtypes of attributive, realised by the ‘adjective’ class, and manner, realised by the ‘adjectivals’ class, with nai inflectionally patterning like an adjective but semantically the negative of the stative inanimate. Tatsuki explores the implications of this placement of negation within the system of transitivity and its interaction with the system of modality.

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Tatsuki, Masaaki. 13. Negation in Japanese: A New Treatment of Nai as a Process Type in the Japanese Transitivity Network - A Kyoto Grammar Approach. Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 252-268 Jun 2020. ISBN 9781781796870. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34283. Date accessed: 16 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34283. Jun 2020

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