Analysing Secondary Predication in East Asian Languages
Author: Ryosuke Shibagaki
Date Of Publication: Feb 2013
After more than three decades of research on secondary predication, there has not been a book which examines the syntactic and semantic mechanisms of secondary predication in East Asian languages, such as Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian and Korean – until now. Shibagaki’s lucid and impartial survey should prove of great value to people interested in the study of not only secondary predication, but also the theories of syntax and semantics.
Ryosuke Shibagaki was born in Japan in 1980. He studied linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, graduating with a BA, MA and a PhD. He is now Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Nanzan University, Japan.
“Resultative constructions, such as She painted her room pink, have long been of interest to theoretical linguists. Shibakagi’s study significantly extends our understanding of such constructions by comparing and contrasting their equivalents in Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian and Korean. Shibagaki’s book provides a very useful synopsis and critical discussion of the existing literature on resultatives in these languages, as well as providing intriguing new data for each of them. Specialists in this area will find both his discussion and his analyses thought-provoking and rewarding.”
– Professor Andrew Spencer, University of Essex
“Shibagaki’s work makes an in-depth investigation into the syntax and semantics of depictive and resultative predication, based on a wealth of empirical data from Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian and Korean. Various proposals are thoroughly argued for, with fine attention to intriguing sets of data. This thought-provoking book is a vigorous attempt to get to the core of secondary predication from an East Asian perspective.”
– Professor Hideki Kishimoto, Kobe University
“This book by Ryo Shibagaki examines secondary predication in Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian and Korean. It shows through detailed description that these languages employ different syntactic and morphological means to express similar semantic relations. As secondary predication reflects the core syntactic properties of the language, this book presents a good foundation for future research on the comparative syntax of East Asian languages.”
– Professor Mamoru Saito, Nanzan University
“This book provides a thorough overview and set of diagnostics for true resultative and depictive secondary predicates in four languages, Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian and Korean. While the morpho-syntax of the four languages differs radically, the diagnostics are used to isolate the core typological properties of resultatives and depictives, distinguishing them from superficially similar adjunct constructions. This work will be an important point of reference for all future research on the syntax of resultatives and compositional aspects of their semantics.”
– Professor Peter Sells, University of York
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