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A TSL Analysis of Japanese Case

Author
  • Kenneth Hanson (Stony Brook University)

Abstract

Recent work in subregular syntax has revealed deep parallels among syntactic phenomena, many of which fall under the computational class TSL (Graf 2018, 2022). Vu et al. (2019) argue that case dependencies are yet another member of this class. But their analysis focuses mainly on English, which is famously case-poor. In this paper I present a TSL analysis of Japanese, which features a much wider range of case-marking patterns, adding support to the claim that case dependencies, and by extension syntactic dependencies, are TSL.

Keywords: syntax, Japanese, morphological case, tier-based strictly local languages

How to Cite:

Hanson, K., (2023) “A TSL Analysis of Japanese Case”, Society for Computation in Linguistics 6(1), 15-24. doi: https://doi.org/10.7275/xqhr-r404

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Published on
01 Jun 2023