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Japanese Linguistics: An Introduction

Author: Toshiko Yamaguchi
Publisher: Continuum
Binding: Hardcover, 240pages
Summary:
This introduction to Japanese linguistics is designed to introduce students to all of the main areas of the subject. What makes this book distinct from other textbooks on Japanese linguistics is that linguistics is introduced by means of authentic texts which students might encounter in contemporary Japan. The book covers: * Speech sounds and sound structures * Japanese vocabulary * Writing in Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana and Roman letters * Word structures, ideograms, morphemes and compounding * Sentence structure * Word meaning Each chapter contains an explanation of the key concepts of Japanese linguistics, followed by activities, which are designed to promote the students' active understanding of the forms and functions of the language in authentic texts. This textbook will be an essential introduction to Japanese linguistics for advanced undergraduates, and postgraduates, studying either Japanese language, or linguistics.
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Japanese Language in Use: An Introduction

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Author: Toshiko Yamaguchi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 240 pages
Summary:
"Japanese Language in Use" is the companion volume to "Japanese Linguistics: An Introduction". Using a wide range of examples drawn from everyday life and literary texts, "Japanese Language in Use" introduces pragmatics, discourse, and language and culture in the Japanese context. The book covers: Language in context; Japanese in conversation; Honorifics and politeness; Language and gender; and Young people's language. Key concepts of Japanese language in use are introduced in a succinct and accessible way, with texts and exercises to aid student understanding. This is the ideal first introduction to Japanese language in context for undergraduate or postgraduate students.
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Japanese Language in Use: An Introduction

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Author: Toshiko Yamaguchi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 240 pages
Summary:
Japanese Language in Use is the companion volume to Japanese Linguistics: An Introduction. Using a wide range of examples drawn from everyday life and literary texts, Japanese Language in Use introduces pragmatics, discourse, and language and culture in the Japanese context. The book covers: * Language in context * Japanese in conversation * Honorifics and politeness * Language and gender * Young people's language Key concepts of Japanese language in use are introduced in a succinct and accessible way, with texts and exercises to aid student understanding. This is the ideal first introduction to Japanese language in context for undergraduate or postgraduate students. Table Of Contents Preface Acknowledgements How to Use This Book 1. Pragmatics: Explictness 1.1 Explanation 1.2 Judgement 1.3 Order and Request 2. Pragmatics: Implicitness 2.1 Reference 2.2 Co-Text 2.3 Context 2.4 Implicatures 2.5 Figure of Speech 3. Discourse 3.1 Coherence 3.2 Cohesion 3.3 Conjunctions 3.4 Clausal Linkage 3.5 ? 3.6 Sentence-Final Forms 3.7 Ellipsis 3.8 What is Ellipsis? 3.9 When ? Becomes Overt? 4. Language and Culture 4.1 Gender 4.2 In-Groups and Out-Groups 4.3 Honorifics 4.4 Young People 5. Radio Talk 5.1 Opening a Talk 5.2 Closing a Talk 5.3 Maintaining a Talk 5.4 Conversational Strategies 5.5 Talk II 5.6 Transcribed Talk 1 References English Index Japanese Index
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