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Title: Form-Meaning Associations in Japanese : Analysis of Native and Non-Native Corpus Data
Authors: PRIYA, Ananth
Issue Date: 25-Dec-2011
Publisher: 京都大学大学院文学研究科言語学研究室
Journal title: 京都大学言語学研究
Volume: 30
Start page: 1
End page: 33
Abstract: Several studies on tense-aspect acquisition in Japanese have investigated the form-meaning associations that learners of Japanese make in their choice of verbal morphology. There studies make two popular claims, namely, that learners associate the perfective/past ending (-ta) with telic verbs (Achievements and Accomplishments) and progressive endings (-te i) with Activities. The goal of the present study is to test the validity of these claims in the case of toki ‘when’ subordinate clauses in spoken production data of native and non-native speakers of Japanese. A quantitative analysis of the data showed that speakers of Japanese in fact do make these form-meaning associations and are sensitive to the inherent semantic features of verbs such as telicity, punctuality and duration.
DOI: 10.14989/159069
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