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A Comarison of Limitative Expressions in Japanese and English: "As··· as" Constructions in English and suru-kagiri and suru-dake in Japanese
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Shimouchi, Mitsuru
NDC
English
Japanese
abstract
It is observed in English composition classes that Japanese students often use idiomatic expressions like "as ... as one can/possible", "as long as" or "as far as" to translate Japanese limitative phrases suru-dake or suru-kagiri. But some of the English sentences which are produced using these English expressions are inappropriate.
We compare the English sentences using "as ... as one can/possible" and "as ... as one want /like" with the Japanese adverbial clauses which have -dake, and discuss a parallelism seen in the English structure with the comparative of equality and the Japanese clause with -dake. We also tried to analyze the English sentences with "unless" and "as far/long as" to know the proper equivalents which correspond to the Japanese adverbial with -kagiri, considering such factors as 'scope', 'limit' and 'duration' given by the English verbs employed in the structures.

VERB -kagiri   →  IF S + V
           AS FAR AS S + V
           AS LONG AS S + V
           OTHERS

VERB NOT -kagiri → IF S + V NOT
           UNLESS S + V
           AS LONG AS S + V NOT
           OTHERS
description
本稿は、言語文化学会第9回大会(平成9年10月10日、於東海女子短期大学)における口頭発表の内容に、加筆・訂正を施したものである。

本稿は、平成9年度大阪女子短期大学研究助成費の交付を受けて行った研究成果の一部である。
journal title
Osaka Women's Junior College bulletin
issue
Issue 23
start page
1
end page
10
date of issued
1998-12
publisher
大阪女子短期大学
issn
0385-4310
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language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Journal Articles
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School of Letters



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