S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 06 Number 1/2 (1970)
THE JAPANESE POSTPOSITIONS wa AND ga
- Moser, Rex E.
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.6 No.1, pp. 89-101
- The topic is the general notional context of the sentence and is usually considered to be already in the consciousness of the listener either because of recent prior mention or because of the subject of the discourse. In addition, it is generally considered to suggest a comparison with other ideas in the same class. Matsuo Soga even posits in the underlying form of such sentences an optionally deleted sentence joined to the first by the coordinate conjunction ga 'but', making explicit in the deep structure the comparison which is implicit in the surface structure.