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Beginning Japanese: Part II




By bookshelf - Posted on 07 January 2009 - Update on 16 November 2010

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden, Hamako Ito Chaplin
Publisher: Yale University Press (1963)
Binding: Paperback, 423 pages
Summary:
Japanese is the language of approximately 125 million people. This course, developed by Eleanor Harz Jorden of Cornell University, is concerned only with spoken Japanese in the "standard" dialect of educated inhabitants of Tokyo. Learning to speak the languageat normal speed is emphasized next since the aim of the course is to teach the learner to understand and speak the everyday language just as it is spoken by the Japanese --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
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"Beginning Japanese (Parts I and II) contains thirty-five lessons, all of which have the same basic pattern and involve the same procedures. Each lesson requires many hours of class work supplemented by outside study and, if possible, laboratory work. The second part of this series contains lessons 21-35.

This textbook is concerned only with spoken Japanese. Reading and writing involve a different set of habits and are best begun after acquiring some basic control of the spoken language. It is suggested that students interested in studying written Japanese begin using an introductory reading text only after completing at least ten or fifteen lessons of this volume."