Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education Issue 59
2010-12-24 発行

条件文の帰結部分における形容詞終止形と形容詞+ナルの交替

Alternation of the Finite Form of Adjectives and Adjective + naru in the Consequence Clause of Conditional Constructions
Kotake, Naoko
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abstract
This paper examines the reason why the finite form of adjectives can sometimes alternate with the adjective + naru when it appears in the consequence clause of the conditionals as shown in "Homerareruto, ureshii/ureshiku-naru (I would be pleased if I am praised)." It is argued that the alternation becomes possible only when the adjective expresses either "the instantaneous feeling of experiencers" or "the property of events themselves". When the adjective is interpreted as "the instantaneous feeling", the meaning becomes synonymous to the change of psychological state that is usually expressed by the adjective + naru. When the adjective + naru is interpreted as "the property of event", the meaning of adjective + naru also approaches to the static property that is usually expressed by the adjective. The alternation phenomena indicate the continuity between the dynamic event and the static property mediated by psychological expressions.
subject
conditional constructions
alternation
the finite form of adjectives
adjective + naru
psychological expressions
条件文
交替
形容詞終止形
形容詞+ナル
感情・感覚
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