University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics
Japanese has more than one exhaustive focus particles meaning 'only'. Focusing on dake and bakari among them, this paper argues that the iterative operator of bakari requires a plural event even when bakari is suffixed to a noun phrase.
"What Differentiates Two Japanese Exhaustive Focus Particles?,"
University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Vol. 15:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://repository.upenn.edu/pwpl/vol15/iss1/14