Japanese

Revised edition

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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
Preface
xv–xvi
Romanization and text presentation
xvii–xix
List of abbreviations
xxi–xxii
Chapter 1. Overview
1–17
Chapter 2. Writing system
18–28
Chapter 3. Sounds
29–53
Chapter 4. Words
54–77
Chapter 5. Morphology
78–103
Chapter 6. Argument structures
104–125
Chapter 7. Tense and aspect
126–152
Chapter 8. Grammatical constructions
153–197
Chapter 9. Noun phrase structures
198–218
Chapter 10. Quotation and complementation
219–236
Chapter 11. Information structure and the sentence form
237–258
Chapter 12. Clause combining
259–275
Chapter 13. Reference system in discourse
276–286
Chapter 14. Pragmatics
287–313
Chapter 15. Speech styles and registers
314–330
Chapter 16. Sample texts
331–357
References
358–374
Index
375–384
“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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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2GJ – Linguistics/Japanese
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012030916