Shoichi Iwasaki

List of John Benjamins publications for which Shoichi Iwasaki plays a role.



Subjects Japanese linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Shoichi Iwasaki

Subjects Japanese linguistics
Subjects Discourse studies | Japanese linguistics | Pragmatics

Perspectives on Topicalization: The case of Japanese wa

Edited by John Hinds, Shoichi Iwasaki and Senko K. Maynard

[Typological Studies in Language, 14] 1987. xi, 307 pp.
Subjects Japanese linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Iwasaki, Shoichi and Parada Dechapratumwan 2022 Creating versatility in Thai demonstrativesStudies in Language 46:3, pp. 517–558
Beyond their basic function to index exophoric and endophoric referents, Thai demonstratives have a host of pragmatic functions to encode concerns regarding discourse organization, subjectivity, and intersubjectivity. Based on a detailed analysis of demonstratives used in conversation, we attempt… read more | Article
Kawanishi, Yumiko and Shoichi Iwasaki 2018 Chapter 1. Reason-coding in Japanese: A Multiple Grammar perspectivePragmatics of Japanese: Perspectives on grammar, interaction and culture, Hudson, Mutsuko Endo, Yoshiko Matsumoto and Junko Mori (eds.), pp. 17–48
This chapter examines how reasons are expressed in Japanese discourse, employing the Multiple Grammar (MG) Model proposed by Iwasaki (2015) as a theoretical foundation. It shows how the model can explain different ways in which reasons are expressed in conversation and newspaper editorials. This… read more | Chapter
Ikema is a dialect of the Miyako language of Ryukyu, Japan and is endangered. It is remotely related to Japanese, but unlike Japanese it shows a differential-subject marking based on the animacy feature of the subject noun. The pronoun and personal names are invariably marked by ga, while inanimate… read more | Article
‘Internal expressive sentences’ such as a! itai ‘Oh, it hurts,’ or aa yokatta ‘Oh, I’m so happy!,’ reveal directly what the speaker perceives or senses internally, and contrast sharply with ‘descriptive sentences,’ such as taroo wa kuma o uchitometa ‘Taro shot the bear.’ This distinction has been… read more | Article
Iwasaki, Shoichi 2009 Time management formulaic expressions in English and ThaiFormulaic Language: Volume 2. Acquisition, loss, psychological reality, and functional explanations, Corrigan, Roberta, Edith A. Moravcsik, Hamid Ouali and Kathleen Wheatley (eds.), pp. 589 ff.
While the structure consisting of a topic and a clausal comment, often referred to as the double-topic, double-subject, or double-nominative sentence, has been discussed in the literature, the internal constituent order within the comment has rarely been a target of study of linguistic typology.… read more | Article
Iwasaki, Shoichi and Tsuyoshi Ono 2002 ‘Sentence’ in spontaneous spoken Japanese discourseComplex Sentences in Grammar and Discourse: Essays in honor of Sandra A. Thompson, Bybee, Joan L. and Michael Noonan (eds.), pp. 175–202
Lord, Carol, Foong Ha Yap and Shoichi Iwasaki 2002 Grammaticalization of ‘give’: African and Asian perspectivesNew Reflections on Grammaticalization, Wischer, Ilse and Gabriele Diewald (eds.), pp. 217–235
Iwasaki, Shoichi 2000 Suppressed Assertion and the Functions of the Final-Attributive in Prose and Poetry of Heian JapaneseTextual Parameters in Older Languages, Herring, Susan C., Pieter van Reenen and Lene Schøsler (eds.), pp. 237 ff.