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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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NTC's Dictionary of Korea's Business and Cultural Code Words

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional (2004)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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Although Koreans naturally share many cultural characteristics with the Chinese and the Japanese, they also have a unique character and personality that sets them apart from all other Asians. And although Korean attitudes and behavior may be influenced by the modern world, the Korean mindset is still very much shaped by ancient culture and traditions.In "NTC's Dictionary of Korea's Business and Cultural Code Words", Boye Lafayette De Mente explores the meanings and cultural context of the most important "code words" of the Korean language, terms whose significance goes well beyond their literal definitions. The reader is given insights into the character and personality of the Korean people, providing bridges for communicating and interacting with them.
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The Japanese Way, Second Edition

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Author: Rita Lampkin, Norika Takada
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
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The Japanese Way is your handy guide to understanding how people from every corner of Japan think, do business, and act in their daily lives--helpful advice if you are traveling for business or pleasure. Organized alphabetically, the book is an indispensable reference to the common as well as the divergent cultural traits of the Japanese. The book shows you how the Japanese celebrate holidays, interact with one another, resolve daily problems, and view and deal with the outside world. You'll also get insight on the rich and varied historical traditions that have shaped the modern culture of Asia’s most progressive nation.
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Korean Through English, Book 1 (Book only)

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Author: Hollym
Publisher: Hollym International Corporation (2001)
Binding: Perfect Paperback, 141 pages
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Designed by the Language Research Institute of Seoul National University, this textbook is part of a three volume set, with 25 lessons in each volume. Each lesson is made up of Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Main Text, Grammar, and Exercise sections. The content is easy and interesting as well as educational, and reflects the phonological and grammatical characteristics of Korean. It also introduces aspects of Korean culture in a natural and unaffected way. Above all, the books enable you to study alone, without the aid of a teacher or classroom environment. Also available with audiocassettes or CDs through the publisher.
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Korean through English Book 2 (w/ cassettes)

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Author: Hollym
Publisher: Hollym International Corp. (2000)
Binding: Perfect Paperback, 196 pages
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Designed by the Language Research Institute of Seoul National University, this textbook is part of a 3-volume set, with 25 lessons in each volume. Each lesson is made up of Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Main Text, Grammar, and Exercise sections. The content is easy and interesting as well as educational, and reflects the phonological and grammatical characteristics of Korean. It also introduces aspects of Korean culture in a natural and unaffected way. Above all, the books enable you to study alone, without the aid of a teacher or classroom environment.
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Korean Through English (3 Volume Set, Books only

Author: Seoul National University Language Research Institute
Publisher: Hollym Intl (1994)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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Designed by the Language Research Institute of Seoul National University, this textbook is part of a 3-volume set, with 25 lessons in each volume. Each lesson is made up of Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Main Text, Grammar, and Exercise sections. The content is easy and interesting as well as educational, and reflects the phonological and grammatical characteristics of Korean. It also introduces aspects of Korean culture in a natural and unaffected way. Above all, the books enable you to study alone, without the aid of a teacher or classroom environment.
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Korean through English Book 3 (w/ cassettes)

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Author: Seoul National University Language Research Institute
Publisher: Hollym Intl (1994)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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Designed by the Language Research Institute of Seoul National University, this textbook comprises three volumes, with 25 lessons in each volume. Each lesson is made up of Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Main Text, Grammar, and Exercise sections. The content is easy and interesting as well as educational, and reflects the phonological and grammatical characteristics of Korean. It also introduces aspects of Korean culture in a natural and unaffected way. Above all, the books enable you to study alone, without the aid of a teacher or classroom environment.
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Korean Language in Culture And Society

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 284 pages
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Intended as a companion to the popular KLEAR Textbooks in Korean Language series and designed and edited by a leading Korean linguist, this is the first volume of its kind to treat specifically the critical role of language in Korean culture and society. An introductory chapter provides the framework of the volume, defining language, culture, and society and their interrelatedness and presenting an overview of the Korean language vis-à-vis its culture and society from evolutionary and dynamic perspectives. Early on, contributors examine the invention and use of the Korean alphabet, South Korea’s "standard language" vs. North Korea’s "cultured language," and Korean in contact with Chinese and Japanese. Several topics representative of Korean socio-cultural vocabulary (sound symbolic words, proverbs, calendar-related terms, kinship terms, slang expressions) are discussed, followed by a consideration of Korean honorifics and other related issues. Two chapters on ! Korean media, one on advertisements and the other a comparative analysis of television ads in Korea, Japan, and the U.S., follow. Finally, contributors look at salient features of the language, narrative structure, and dialectal variation. All chapters are accompanied by a set of student questions and a useful bibliography. Throughout, technical language is kept to a minimum and sufficient language examples are provided. A beginning level of proficiency in Korean is sufficient to digest the Korean examples with facility, making this volume accessible to a wide range of students.
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Integrated Korean: Beginning 1, 2nd Edition

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Author: Sung-Ock Sohn, Ho-Min Sohn, Carol Schulz, Hyo Sang Lee, Young-Mee Cho
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 218 pages
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This is a thoroughly revised edition of "Integrated Korean: Beginning 1", the first volume of the best-selling series developed collaboratively by leading classroom teachers and linguists of Korean. All series' volumes have been developed in accordance with performance-based principles and methodology - contextualization, learner-centeredness, use of authentic materials, usage-orientedness, balance between skill getting and skill using, and integration of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Grammar points are systematically introduced in simple but adequate explanations and abundant examples and exercises. Each situation/topic-based lesson of the main texts consists of model dialogues, narration, new words and expressions, vocabulary notes, culture, grammar, usage, and English translation of dialogues. In response to comments from hundreds of students and instructors of the first edition, this new edition features a more attractive two-color design with all new photos and drawings and an additional lesson and vocabulary exercises. Lessons are now organized into two main sections, each containing a conversational text (with its own vocabulary list) and a reading passage. The accompanying workbook, newly written, provides students with extensive skill-using activities based on the skills learned in the main text. "Integrated Korean" is a project of the Korean Language Education and Research Center (KLEAR) with the support of the Korea Foundation. In addition to the five-level Integrated Korean textbooks and workbooks, volumes include "Korean Composition", "Korean Language in Culture and Society", "Korean Reader for Chinese Characters", "Reading in Modern Korean Literature", and "Selected Readings in Korean".
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The Japanese Have a Word for It: The Complete Guide to Japanese Thought and Culture

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Binding: Paperback, 400pages
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This is an ideal introduction to Japanese th ought and culture and a practical guide, both for anticipating Japanese behaviour and avoiding cultural faux pas. The companion will interest tourists, students and business travel lers to Japan.
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