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Serafim, Leon Angelo

Overview
Works: 9 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 159 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PL693.R9, 495.67095229
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leon Angelo Serafim
Okinawan-English wordbook : a short lexicon of the Okinawan language with English definitions and Japanese cognates by Mitsugu Sakihara( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synchrony and diachrony of Okinawan kakari Musubi in comparative perspective with premodern Japanese by Rumiko Shinzato( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 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
Shodon : the prehistory of a Northern Ryukyuan dialect of Japanese by Leon Angelo Serafim( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The usage of the Japanese first-person pronominals in modern fiction by Yumiko Osawa( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shodon : the preshistory of a northern Ryukyuan dialect of Japanese by Leon Angelo Serafim( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Omoro : the correlation of structure and tune in an Ancient Ryukyuan song form by Naomi Nishimura-Valentine( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Early Japanese vocalism and vowel concord by Leon Angelo Serafim( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shadon : the prehistory of a Northern Ryukyan dialect of Japanese by Leon Angelo Serafim( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synchrony and diachrony of Okinawan Kakari Musubi in comparative perspective with premodern Japanese by Rumiko Shinzato( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Okinawan-English wordbook : a short lexicon of the Okinawan language with English definitions and Japanese cognates
Alternative Names
Leon Serafim American linguist

Serafim, Leon A.

Serafim, Leon Angelo 1945-

レオン・セラフィム

Languages
English (26)

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