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Semantic Analysis of the Wa Tautology in Subordinate Clauses with Minimal Independence Degree

Authors
  • Yu, Liu1
  • Junhuai, Zhao2
  • 1 School of International Studies Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen , (China)
  • 2 School of Foreign Language Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Tianjin , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls
Publisher
Exeley Inc.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
Volume
3
Issue
2
Pages
40–43
Identifiers
DOI: 10.21307/ijanmc-2018-028
Source
Exeley
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Abstract

Japanese boasts a great variety of tautological expressions, by which these tautologies fall into three categories indicated by particles, namely, ハ (pronounced wa), ガ (pronounced ga) and モ (pronounced mo). Some of which carry certain unusual semantic features when these tautologies are employed in clauses. This paper aims at analyzing the ハ (pronounced wa) tautology in subordinate clauses with minimal independence degree, and exploring the semantic properties of this category.

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