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The Japanese Letters of Lafcadio Hearn

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Author: Elizabeth Bisland, Lafcadio Hearn
Publisher: Nabu Press (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 552 pages
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Japanese Made Easy

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Author: Tazuko Ajiro Monane
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
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Japanese Made Easy is an accessible and thorough guide that has readers using simple, everyday Japanese words and phrases within a few hours. This book has been completely revised to help beginners build practical language skills quickly and easily and updated to reflect current usage.
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Japanese Conversation-Grammar

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Author: Hermann Plaut
Publisher: Nabu Press (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 414 pages
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Originally published in 1905. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.
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Japanese Linguistics: An Introduction

Author: Toshiko Yamaguchi
Publisher: Continuum
Binding: Hardcover, 240pages
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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 Now: Volume 4

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Author: Masako Sakihara, Esther M. T. Sato
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (1990)
Binding: Paperback, 108 pages
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Japanese Now is a popular four-year learning program used in numerous American secondary schools and universities. The first two years emphasize oral-aural skills; the third and fourth years offer reading selections while expanding vocabulary and grammatical patterns through conversation and discussion of Japanese culture and appropriate styles of speech in various social setting. Tapes may be copied by an educational institution for classroom use but not for resale.
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Japanese Communication, Culture, Context: Volume 1 (Japanese Edition)

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Author: Seiichi Makino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div (1998)
Binding: Hardcover, pages
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Japanese (Teach Yourself Languages) (English and Japanese Edition)

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Author: H.J. Ballhatchet, Stefan Kaiser
Publisher: Teach Yourself Books (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 384 pages
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This title is for anyone who wants to progress quickly from the basics to understanding and speaking with confidence. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 22 thematic units which deal with everyday situations. The emphasis throughout is on communication, with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. The dialogues feature authentic Japanese as it is spoken on the street. The book uses a system of romanised script usually called the modified Hepburn system which is better suited to English speakers than the "kunrei" system officially used in Japan. Culture notes should help you to appreciate the culture of Japan and avoid causing offence during a visit.
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An Elementary Grammar of the Japanese Language: With Easy Progressive Exercises

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Author: Tatui Baba
Publisher: Routledge (2010)
Binding: Hardcover, 134 pages
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When originally published in 1873 one of the aims was to protest against an idea that the Japanese language was very imperfect, and therefore it should be exterminated! The second was to give a general idea of the Japanese language as it is spoken.
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Introduction to Written Japanese Katakana (Tuttle Language Library)

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Author: Jim Gleeson
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (1997)
Binding: Paperback, 48 pages
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The large, open format of Writing Katakana: An Introductory Workbook invites the student to start writing immediately. Written Japanese comprises two phonetic syllabaries, hiragana and katakana. This workbook has been carefully designed to facilitate easy mastery of the forty-six character katakana syllabary which is used to write words of foreign origin. Each character is introduced with brushed, handwritten, and typed samples. Entertaining illustrations and amusing examples of onomatopoeic usage of katakana in Japanese writings further reinforce memorization in a fun way.
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Ima! 2: Teacher's Activity Pack

Author: Sue Burnham
Publisher: Heinemann (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 222 pages
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This Japanese course is suitable for taking beginners up to GCSE standards. It uses a Japanese family setting to present language that learners will find relevant. The teacher's pack contains resources that can be used in a classroom setting to enhance student learning.
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