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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Japanese questions : discourse, context and language.
London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (262 pages) : illustrations|
|Contents:||Cover; HalfTitle; Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations and Conventions; List of Data Transcription Conventions; Romanization of Japanese; 1 Introduction; Preliminaries; Studies of questions in English and other languages; Discourse and questions; Japanese questions and interrogativity; Characteristics of Japanese communication; The data; The structure of the book; 2 Japanese Questions and Interrogativity; Introduction; Past studies; The Japanese canonical question; The questions in this study; Conclusion. 3 Establishing Topics and Eliciting Talk:Questions in Television InterviewsIntroduction; Questions in the television interviews; Conclusion; 4 Information Collection and Footing:Questions in Radio Phone-in Programs; Introduction; Questions in the radio programs; Conclusion; 5 Nourishing the Friendship: Questions inFriends' Talk; Introduction; Questions in the conversations; Conclusion; 6 Categorizing, Introducing and MaintainingTopical Talk: Questions in UnacquaintedInteractions; Introduction; Questions in unacquainted talk; Conclusion. 7 Questions Used in Japanese Discourse:Discussion and ConclusionIntroduction; Summary; Questions and interrogativity; Questions and context; Future research and conclusion; Notes; References; Index.|
Japanese Questions presents an original, well-researched and fascinating exploration of discourse and social context. It provides fresh insights into the use of questions in Japanese through a wide