Browsing by author "Iwashita, Mami"
Iwashita, MamiPublished 2004-01-01Amongst the multiple and diverse meanings and functions passive constructions hold, this study considers that the primary function of passives in Japanese is to portray an event from the point of view of an affected entity. ...Open Access
Setting the Scene: A Comparative Study of the '-te aru' Construction and the Attributive Passive in Japanese Jarkey, Nerida; Iwashita, MamiPublished 2005-10-10Broadly speaking, the ‘-te aru’ construction and the ‘attributive passive’ construction in Japanese are both de-transitivized, stative constructions that serve to set the scene for the ongoing discourse. In many cases, the ...Open AccessConference Proceedings