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Serafim, Leon Angelo

Works: 1 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 22 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: PL693.R9, 495.65
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Most widely held works by Leon Angelo Serafim
Synchrony and diachrony of Okinawan kakari Musubi in comparative perspective with premodern Japanese by Rumiko Shinzato( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rumiko Shinzato and Leon A. Serafim bring a new dimension to 'kakari musubi' (a type of focus construction, henceforth KM) research, incorporating Japanese and Western linguistic theories, and synthesizing Okinawan and Japanese scholarship. Specifically, they analyze still-extant Okinawan KM in comparative perspective with its now extinct Japanese counterpart, while also offering reconstructed Proto-Japonic forms. Major hypotheses on the origins and demise of KM with insight from Okinawan are also evaluated. In addition, viewing KM as consisting of 'kakari' particle + nominalized 'musubi' predicate, they compare KM with its structural analogs, such as (1) Modern Japanese no-da, (2) its corollary in Japanese Western Periphery dialects, and (3) English it-clefts. Finally, the authors apply iconicity-based analyses and grammaticalization theory, interpreting correspondences between deictic-origin particles, which are shared, their epistemically unique musubi forms, and their respective functions
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Audience level: 0.92 (from 0.92 for Synchrony ... to 0.92 for Synchrony ...)
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Serafim, Leon A.
Serafim, Leon Angelo 1945-
English (3)