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Japanese ranks as the sixth language of the world with more than 125 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. It has a long written tradition, which goes back to texts from the eighth century AD. The modern writing system employs a mixture of Chinese characters and two sets of syllabary developed from the Chinese characters.

This book consists of fourteen chapters covering the phonology, morphology, the writing system, 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.

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2010. Manipulating honorifics in the construction of social identities in Japanese television drama1. Journal of Sociolinguistics 14:4  pp. 456 ff. DOI logo
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2018. Constructing Identity in the Japanese Workplace Through Dialectal and Honorific Shifts. In Japanese at Work,  pp. 123 ff. DOI logo
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Fujii, Yasunari
2013. The translation of legal agreements and ­contracts from Japanese into English. Babel. Revue internationale de la traduction / International Journal of Translation 59:4  pp. 421 ff. DOI logo
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2004. Projection and grammar: notes on the ‘action-projecting’ use of the distal demonstrative are in Japanese. Journal of Pragmatics 36:8  pp. 1337 ff. DOI logo
Hayashi, Makoto & Shuya Kushida
2013. Responding With Resistance toWh-Questions in Japanese Talk-in-Interaction. Research on Language & Social Interaction 46:3  pp. 231 ff. DOI logo
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2019. Word Order, Heaviness, and Animacy. Corpus Pragmatics 3:2  pp. 123 ff. DOI logo
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2011. L3 acquisition of German adjectival inflection: A generative account. Second Language Research 27:1  pp. 83 ff. DOI logo
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2015. Stance taking in Japanese Newspaper discourse: the use and non-use of Copulas da and dearu. Text & Talk 35:2 DOI logo
Koda, Keiko
2017. Learning to Read Japanese. In Learning to Read across Languages and Writing Systems, DOI logo
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2020. Chapter 16. Deixis personnelle et deixis spatiale. In The Expression of Tense, Aspect, Modality and Evidentiality in Albert Camus’s L'Étranger and Its Translations / L'Étranger de Camus et ses traductions : questions de temps, d'aspect, de modalité et d'évidentialité (TAME) [Lingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa, 35],  pp. 304 ff. DOI logo
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Narrog, Heiko
2010. The order of meaningful elements in the Japanese verbal complex. Morphology 20:1  pp. 205 ff. DOI logo
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2015. On the occurrences of anaphoric bare NPs in Japanese. Linguistics 53:5 DOI logo
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2016. The theoretical status of ren’yoo (stem) in Japanese verbal morphology. Morphology 26:1  pp. 65 ff. DOI logo
Ono, Tsuyoshi, Sandra A. Thompson & Yumi Sasaki
2012. Japanese Negotiation Through Emerging Final Particles in Everyday Talk. Discourse Processes 49:3-4  pp. 243 ff. DOI logo
Oshima, David Y.
2014. On the morphological status of -te, -ta, and related forms in Japanese: evidence from accent placement. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 23:3  pp. 233 ff. DOI logo
Setter, Jane & Takehiko Makino
2021. Pronunciation Teaching. In The Cambridge Handbook of Phonetics,  pp. 527 ff. DOI logo
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2021. Chapter 4. Reanalysis and the emergence of adverbial connectors in the history of Japanese. In Studies at the Grammar-Discourse Interface [Studies in Language Companion Series, 219],  pp. 102 ff. DOI logo
Sugiura, Hideyuki
2017. Expressing an alternative view from second position: Reversed polarity questions in everyday Japanese conversation. Discourse Studies 19:3  pp. 291 ff. DOI logo
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2018. Japanese Word Formation in Construction Morphology. In The Construction of Words [Studies in Morphology, 4],  pp. 373 ff. DOI logo
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2021. Cross-Linguistic Investigation of Projection in Overlapping Agreements to Assertions: Stance-Taking as a Resource for Projection. Discourse Processes 58:4  pp. 308 ff. DOI logo
Yamaguchi, Toshiko
2022. Chapter 5. Verbs of eating. In The Language of Food in Japanese [Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research, 25],  pp. 136 ff. DOI logo
Yamaguchi, Toshiko
2022. Reanalysis of contrastive -wa in Japanese. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)  pp. 423 ff. DOI logo
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Japanese linguistics

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