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.
2014. Subject Realization in Japanese Conversation by Native and Non-native Speakers: Exemplifying a New Paradigm for Learner Corpus Research. In Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics 2014 [Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics, 2], ► pp. 35 ff.
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.
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.
HAYASHI, YUKO & VICTORIA A. MURPHY
2013. On the nature of morphological awareness in Japanese–English bilingual children: A cross-linguistic perspective. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 16:1 ► pp. 49 ff.
2019. Word Order, Heaviness, and Animacy. Corpus Pragmatics 3:2 ► pp. 123 ff.
2011. L3 acquisition of German adjectival inflection: A generative account. Second Language Research 27:1 ► pp. 83 ff.
2015. Stance taking in Japanese Newspaper discourse: the use and non-use of Copulas da and dearu. Text & Talk 35:2
2017. Learning to Read Japanese. In Learning to Read across Languages and Writing Systems,
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