Japanese Language An Introduction

Japanese Language An Introduction

By: Backhouse, A.E.

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This book offers a systematic overview of the Japanese language from the perspective of the English-speaking learner. It deals with the essential points of pronunciation, the writing system, vocabulary, grammar, and discourse, and aims to complement Japanese language courses by bringing the various components of the language together in a general framework. Sample topics include English loanwords in Japanese, word- and phrase-accentuation, the role of the various Japanese scripts, vertical and horizontal writing, semantic contrasts between Japanese and English words, honorifics, numeral classifiers and grammatical "particles," and male and female speech and social formulas. The book also discusses practical issues such as the role of romanization and the use of character dictionaries, and gives due attention to the informal style. Addressed primarily to undergraduate learners, the book will also be of interest to teachers and to other readers who wish to obtain a general picture of this increasingly important language.

Title: Japanese Language An Introduction

Author Name: Backhouse, A.E.

Categories: Japanese,

Publisher: Australia, Oxford University Press Australia: 20/Sep/1993

ISBN Number: 019553509X

ISBN Number 13: 9780195535099

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 29808

Description: tables 192 This guide offers English-speaking learners a systematic overview of the Japanese language. It deals with the essential points of pronunciation, the writing system, vocabulary, grammar and discourse, and aims to complement Japanese language courses by bringing the various components of the language together in a general framework. The book also discusses practical issues such as the role of Romanization and the use of character dictionaries, and gives due attention to the informal style. Addressed primarily to undergraduate learners, the book will also be of interest to teachers and to other readers who wish to obtain a general picture of this increasingly important language. (ISBN: 9780195535099 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 29808)

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