By Yoshiko Matsumoto
This research examines the clausal noun-modifying development (NMC) in eastern, a much-discussed development that embraces what have often been referred to as relative clause and noun supplement buildings. Drawing upon a huge diversity of naturally-occurring NMCs, together with kinds that fall outdoors the domain names of relative clause and noun supplement buildings, Yoshiko Matsumoto argues for an research of NMCs that offers a big function to semantics and pragmatics. The framework during which this strategy is gifted attracts from, and extra refines, strategies of body semantics. by utilizing a body semantic definition of semantic integration, the writer finds the commonality of various different types of NMCs in jap, and posits a tripartite class of NMCs that's either extra finished and extra revealing than the normal dichotomy among relative clause and noun supplement constructions.
As the 1st complete and systematic learn in English of eastern NMCs with different lexical heads, this paintings is extra striking for its specific dialogue of the dependence of NMCs on either linguistic and extra-linguistic context.