Revised edition

ISBN 9789027238177 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Japanese ranks as the ninth most widely spoken language of the world with more than 127 million speakers in the island state of Japan. Its genetic relation has been a topic of heated discussion, but Altaic and Austronesian languages appear to have contributed to the early formation of this language. Japanese has a long written tradition, which goes back to texts from the eighth century CE. The modern writing system employs a mixture of Chinese characters and two sets of syllabary indigenously developed based on the Chinese characters.

This book consists of sixteen chapters covering the phonology, morphology, writing system, tense and aspect systems, basic argument structure, grammatical constructions, and discourse and pragmatic phenomena of Japanese. It provides researchers with a useful typological reference and students of Japanese with a theory-neutral introduction to current linguistic research issues.

This title replaces Japanese (2002)

[London Oriental and African Language Library, 17]  2013.  xxi, 383 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“Iwasaki's Japanese: Revised edition will be helpful as a good starting point for those who wish to move beyond the introductory level and search more detailed and advanced discussions about topics of modern Japanese grammar.”
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BIC Subject: CF/2GJ – Linguistics/Japanese
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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