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Title :The Usage Models and Voice in the Japanese Constitution : The English and the Japanese Versions in Contrast
Authors :Tanizawa, Yasushi
Uechi, Yasusada
Issue Date :2005
Abstract :This paper aims to contrasutothe usage of modals and noice used in the English and the Japanese versions of the Japanise Constitution. In the first part, we focus on how differently the modals "shall" and "will" are used mainly in human rights articles and Article9. In the second part, we discuss why there is noice cinversion between the Engilish and the Japanese versions. That is, the passive voice in the English version changes into the active in the Japanese. Four possible reations, from legal, philosophical and grammatical perspectives are analyzed.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1349-1032
Publisher :The American Studies Center of the University of the Ryukyus
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/6783
Citation :The Okinawan Journal of American Studies no.2 p.43 -50
Appears in Collections:No.2 (2005)

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