- 関西大学外国語学部紀要 = Journal of foreign language studies (ISSN:18839355)
- vol.26, pp.33-47, 2022-03
In this paper, I considered the meaning and function of a grammatical form jara used in the southern region of the Buzen dialect. I concluded that jara is a final particle that expresses a negative modality for the listener, and its meaning is that actively replacing the listener's (in the case of soliloquy, the speaker himself) existing knowledge with the speaker's new one. In addition to this point, the speaker can only use jara in the same place where he/she gained the new knowledge. The remaining task of this work is to clarify the difference between jara and the other sentence ending forms which have similar modal meanings in the Buzen dialect.