A comment on Japanese SE from a user who has since deleted their account seems to contain some potentially helpful information to me, so I am trying to find the articles suggested by that commenter. Unfortunately said user has disappeared from Stack Exchange altogether and both of the links provided in the comment have apparently expired, one pointing to the Linguistic Society's site, the other leading to CiNii.

How do I find those papers/articles? Or at least how can I find out their titles? I have tried the Internet Archive and Googling with all the clues that I am able to think of, to no avail.

By the way, I think this question belongs here because open access to academic papers is a whole can of worms that people outside of academia are not necessarily concerned with or care about.


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The CiNii link contains the ID 110001057681. Searching for this ID number at https://cir.nii.ac.jp/?lang=en yields one hit, an article entitled "The Japanese Adverbial DOOSE" by 武内 道子, 神奈川大学言語研究 (22), 13-30, 1999. 神奈川大学言語研究センター (I don't know Japanese so I am guessing that this is the bibliographic info.) The number 110001057681 appears to be its NII Article ID, and it has CRID 1520572360067848960.

The other one is possibly some article in Semantics and Pragmatics, but 354-641-1-PB.pdf doesn't seem to match anything in their current article numbering system. But their search function returned only two articles whose abstracts mentioned "Japanese", and the total number of articles published is small enough that you could probably browse all of the titles.

  • Based on archive.org, I think it's more likely the first link points to an article in Pragmatics, but again the current article numbering system seems different. On the bright side, they implemented DOIs!
    – Anyon
    Commented Jul 11, 2023 at 3:56
  • Maybe, but Semantics and Pragmatics is actually a publication of the Linguistic Society, while Pragmatics does not seem to have any affiliation with the society. Commented Jul 11, 2023 at 3:59
  • There was an affiliation in the past. Per linguisticsociety.org/content/elanguage-journal-archive "Volumes 1–21 were made available in open access on the eLanguage platform and are currently published, along with all subsequent content, by John Benjamins at benjamins.com/catalog/prag."
    – Anyon
    Commented Jul 11, 2023 at 4:00
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    Based on the structure of the archived site it seems 354 is some kind of unique article number across different volumes. There are lots of inconsistencies in the apparent numbering scheme, so it's hard to identify which volume this would belong to. However, the paper "Pragmatics of discourse modality: A case of the Japanese emotional adverb doose" in volume 1 seems like a good match in terms of topic.
    – Anyon
    Commented Jul 11, 2023 at 4:59
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    @Anyon I was just gonna comment the same thing! Following your helpful tips I realized I could go through all the issues and volumes one by one and check out their content. I am still only half way through but the only one I have seen that seem to match the topic is the one in volume 1 you mention here! Big thank-you to both of you!
    – desmo
    Commented Jul 11, 2023 at 5:03

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