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Living Japanese: Diversity in Language and Lifestyles

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Author: Karen Colligan-Taylor
Publisher: Yale University Press (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
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Living Japanese: Diversity in Language and Lifestyles (Ikita Nihongo: samazama na kotoba, samazama na seikatsu) draws students into the lives of thirty-three Japanese from ages seven to seventy-five. As students listen to diverse viewpoints on cultural and social issues, they will develop an extensive vocabulary and become accustomed to natural speech and linguistic differences.
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Standard Chinese Course Part 1 Vol. 1

Author: Huang Zhengcheng
Publisher: Beijing University Press
Binding: Paperback, 580pages
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This six-volume paperback course is the print equivalent of the Multimedia Chinese Course CD-ROM (see our Software Section) that provides materials for a three-year program. The 60 lessons proceed from thorough coverage of pronunciation of the syllables of the Chinese language to more complex dialogues on a variety of subjects. These materials are designed to teach reading, writing, speaking, and listening through a state-of-the-art multimedia program. Mastery of the material in these well-produced volumes will enable the learner to pass the HSK 3-5 examinations.
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Let's Learn Katakana: Second Book of Basic Japanese Writing

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Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura
Publisher: Kodansha USA (1986)
Binding: Paperback, 88 pages
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There are three types of Japanese script—katakana, hiragana, and kanji. It is possible to read Japanese knowing only a limited number of kanji, but it is not possible with only a limited number of katakana or hiragana—one must know all of them. Let's Learn Katakana, and its companion volume Let's Learn Hiragana, is a textbook that introduces the learner to the basics of one of these fundamental Japanese scripts. Being a workbook, it contains all the exercises that allow the student to master katakana by the time the book has been finished. Let's Learn Katakana is a classic in the field, and the huge number of students that have used it successfully is a sign of its preeminence as a self-study guide.
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Learn Japanese Through Action

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Author: Yoko Shioiri-Clark
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 320 pages
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This text consists of a short introductory section and twelve subsequent Story sections. The introductory section presents the most basic vocabulary and expressions, includ- ing greetings, names of household items, and words describ- ing one's occupation, hobbies, and physical characteristics. Hiragana, with descriptive pictures for mnemonic purposes, is presented at this stage. The following eleven stories center around Tom, an American college student who travels to Kyoto. The final story, The Flower Blooming Old Man, is a traditional children's tale.
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Readings in Journalistic Chinese

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KÀN NA! Authentic Chinese reading & video offers ten reading lessons from a variety of sources, including: a newspaper report of a hijacking a family letter to Chinese students in the US a letter of agreement between two institutions These materials are designed for advanced learners, approximately third year level or above. All of them are based on authentic or simulated-authentic materials, in other words, materials created by native speakers for native speakers (or a close imitation), including newspaper articles, personal letters, and informational brochures. KÀN NA! Authentic Chinese reading & video offers twenty lessons based on clips selected from Chinese Language Video Clips. Filmed on location in Beijing, these naturalistic video clips consist chiefly of unrehearsed interviews of ordinary folk. The learner is led through a series of activities aiding comprehension and learning that sharpen communication strategies and linguistic skills.
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Japanese: The Written Language Part 1, Volume 1: Katakana

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden, Mari Noda
Publisher: Yale University Press (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 123 pages
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" Eleanor Harz Jorden and Mari Noda, authors of the widely used language textbook Japanese: The Spoken Language, now offer the first volume of the much anticipated companion to it, Japanese: The Written Language. This new series is designed to enable the learner of Japanese to establish a solid foundation for communicating with the Japanese through the written language. It is arranged so that each lesson coordinates with the lesson in Japanese: The Spoken Language of the same number. This first volume, devoted exclusively to the katakana syllabary, which is used to represent loanwords in Japanese, provides the most comprehensive pedagogical treatment of the subject available today. Audio files and flash cards are available from the web, and a workbook is available for separate purchase. ELEANOR HARZ JORDEN is the Mary Donlon Alger Professor of Linguistics, Emerita, Cornell University. MARI NODA is associate professor of Japanese, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University."
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Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 2 Textbook

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1988)
Binding: Paperback, 398 pages
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"Part 2 of Japanese: The Spoken Langauge continues a course in modern spoken Japanese that teaches current usage through drills and functional exchanges. Each lesson is divided into three sections. The first two sections contain core conversations and their English equivalents (single exchanges between two people), and a “breakdown” of the dialogue with supplementary vocabulary, miscellaneous notes, structural patterns, drills, and application exercises. The last section in the lesson focuses on listening comprehension and review. The textbook also includes an English-Japanese, Japanese-English glossary. The series is entirely romanized. "
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Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 1 Textbook

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Author: Mari Noda, Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1987)
Binding: Paperback, 371 pages
Summary:
"Part 1 of Japanese: The Spoken Language teaches modern spoken Japanese through drills and functional exchanges. Each lesson is divided into three sections. The first two sections contain core conversations and their English equivalents (single exchanges between two people), and a “breakdown” of the dialogue with supplementary vocabulary, miscellaneous notes, structural patterns, drills, and application exercises. The last section in the lesson focuses on listening comprehension and review. The textbook also includes an English-Japanese, Japanese-English glossary. The series is entirely romanized. Upon completion of Part 1, students will be able to converse in Japanese at a basic level. "
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Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 1 CD Faculty Guide

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Author: Mari Noda
Publisher: Yale University Press (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 104 pages
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This faculty guide helps instructors incorporate the individual components of Japanese: The Spoken Language, Multimedia Collection into their curricula.
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Japanese: The Spoken Language, CD-ROM for PC

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Author: Mari Noda
Publisher: Yale University Press (2005)
Binding: CD-ROM, 94 pages
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"This interactive CD-ROM program is a powerful tool for beginning learners of Japanese and is based on Part 1 of the popular Japanese: The Spoken Language textbook series. The two-disc set—available in both Macintosh and PC-compatible formats—presents JSL’s sound methodology in a rich multimedia environment. Innovative, fully interactive exercises, simulations, and reviews complement the textbook. The program contains 125 “Core Conversation” video clips, activities, helpful notes about language and culture, and student review and assessment, with native Japanese speakers providing conversation models throughout. Whether used in the classroom or for self-study, the CD-ROM program encourages students to complete the tasks necessary to communicate successfully in Japanese and makes learning both enjoyable and rewarding. To purchase the institutional version, containing 10 CD-ROM sets, 10 User's Guides, and one Faculty Guide, click here."
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