Ellipsis and Reference Tracking in Japanese - Studies in Language Companion Series v. 66 (Hardback)
  • Ellipsis and Reference Tracking in Japanese - Studies in Language Companion Series v. 66 (Hardback)

Ellipsis and Reference Tracking in Japanese - Studies in Language Companion Series v. 66 (Hardback)

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In many East Asian languages, despite the prevalent occurrence of implicit reference, reference management is largely achieved without recourse to familiar agreement features. For this reason, recovering ellipted reference has been a perplexing problem in the analysis of these languages.This book elucidates the linguistic mechanisms for ellipsis resolution in Japanese, mechanisms which involve complex processes of inference that integrate grammatical, sociolinguistic, and discourse considerations with real world knowledge. These processes are realised in an integrated algorithm, the validity of which is tested against naturally-occurring written texts. This book also builds connections between theoretical linguistics and practical applications. The findings not only have theoretical implications for identifying crucial factors in the linguistic encoding of implicitly expressed information, factors which are very different from those found in European languages, but also offer practical applications, particularly for the design of machine translation systems and for learners of Japanese.

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
ISBN: 9789027230768

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