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Author Kanetani, Masaru, author.

Title Causation and reasoning constructions / Masaru Kanetani.

Publication Info. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (x, 196 pages)
Series Constructional approaches to language, 1573-594X ; Volume 25
Constructional approaches to language ; v. 25.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Previous studies: from gestalt to construction -- 3. Constructions of causation and reasoning -- 4. Focalizations of because- and since-clauses -- 5. Causal construction and reasoning construction in Japanese -- 6. Constructions of metalinguistic reasons -- 7. Analogy in construction grammar: the case of just because of x doesn't mean y -- 8. Innovative use of because -- 9. Conclusion -- References.
Summary "Causation and reasoning are different but related types of relationships. Both causal relations and reasoning processes may be expressed with one and the same connective word in some languages: English speakers use because and Japanese speakers use kara. How then are causation and reasoning processes related to and different from each other? How do we construe and encode them? How is because different from other conjunctions with similar meanings? To account for these and related empirical questions, this book presents an integrated analysis in accordance with the original principles of Construction Grammar. In particular, the book shows that the analysis proposed is compatible with our general knowledge about causation and reasoning and that it is valid for English and Japanese. The proposed analysis is also comprehensively applicable to a variety of related phenomena, ranging from the just because X doesn't mean Y construction to the innovative and less known because X construction."-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Conjunctions.
Japanese language -- Conjunctions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kanetani, Masaru. Causation and reasoning constructions. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2019] 9789027202468 (DLC) 2018053678
ISBN 9027262713 (electronic book)
9789027262714 (electronic book)
9789027202468 (hardcover alkaline paper)