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Title The Social Life of the Japanese Language
Author Shigeko Okamoto
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2016-08-04
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1107072263
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book focuses on the historical construction of language norms and its relationship to actual language use in contemporary Japan.

Title The Origin of the Japanese Language
Author Susumu Ōno
Publisher
Release 1970
Category Grammar, Comparative and general
Total Pages 154
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Japanese Language by Anthony Edgar Backhouse

Title The Japanese Language
Author Anthony Edgar Backhouse
Publisher
Release 1993
Category Social Science
Total Pages 196
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Japanese Communication by Senko K. Maynard

Title Japanese Communication
Author Senko K. Maynard
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release 1997-06-01
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 268
ISBN 9780824818784
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In an accessible and original study of the Japanese language in relation to Japanese society and culture, Senko Maynard characterizes the ways of communicating in Japanese and explores Japanese language-associated modes of thinking and feeling. Japanese Communication: Language and Thought in Context opens with a comparison of basic American and Japanese values via cultural icons--the cowboy and the samurai--before leading the reader to the key concept in her study: rationality. Writing for those who have a basic knowledge of Japanese language and culture, Maynard examines topics such as masculine and feminine speech, swearing, expressions of ridicule and conflict, adverbs of emotional attitude and the eloquence of silence. Maynard provides a refreshing and entertaining perspective for interpreting contemporary Japan, sometimes in contrast to the United States.

Title Japanese
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Release 1991
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Is A Pen by Jason Koh

Title This Is A Pen
Author Jason Koh
Publisher Jason Koh
Release 2020-06-03
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 13
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This is a pen." Why do the Japanese learn this sentence in their early stages of English education? How is this sentence important to people studying the Japanese language? This is a brief analysis on how this simple sentence introduces learners some of the most important features of the Japanese grammar.

Writing Japanese Hiragana by Jim Gleeson

Title Writing Japanese Hiragana
Author Jim Gleeson
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Release 2015-07-07
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 80
ISBN 9784805313497
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Put simply, practice is the most effective method of mastering written Japanese. The large, open format of Writing Japanese Hiragana invites the student to pick up a pencil and get started! Two phonetic syllabaries, hiragana and katakana, and a set of kanji characters based on Chinese ideographs are what comprises written Japanese. This workbook has been carefully designed to facilitate the quick and easy mastery of the forty-six character hiragana syllabary used to write all types of native words not written in kanji. An understanding of hiragana is essential for the serious student wishing to learn Japanese effectively. Each character is introduced with brushed, handwritten, and typed samples which enhance character recognition. Extensive writing space allows for maximum practice to facilitate memorization and ensure proper character formation. Entertaining illustrations and amusing examples of onomatopoeic usage of hiragana in Japanese writings further reinforce memorization in a fun way. Writing Japanese Hiragana is an easy-to-use and practical workbook tailored to the specific needs of young students of the Japanese language. Beginning students of all ages will delight in its fresh presentation.

A History of the Japanese Language by Bjarke Frellesvig

Title A History of the Japanese Language
Author Bjarke Frellesvig
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2010-07-29
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages
ISBN 1139488805
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bjarke Frellesvig describes the development of the Japanese language from its recorded beginnings until the present day as reflected by the written sources and historical record. Beginning with a description of the oldest attested stage of the language, Old Japanese (approximately the eighth century AD), and then tracing the changes which occurred through the Early Middle Japanese (800–1200), Late Middle Japanese (1200–1600) and the Modern Japanese (1600–onwards) periods, a complete internal history of the language is examined and discussed. This account provides a comprehensive study of how the Japanese language has developed and adapted, providing a much needed resource for scholars. A History of the Japanese Language is invaluable to all those interested in the Japanese language and also students of language change generally.

Learn Japanese Level 1 Introduction to Japanese by Innovative Language Learning

Title Learn Japanese Level 1 Introduction to Japanese
Author Innovative Language Learning
Publisher Innovative Language Learning
Release 2017-08-22
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 179
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Japanese Language and Soft Power in Asia
Author Kayoko Hashimoto
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Release 2017-08-07
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 207
ISBN 9789811050855
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This cutting edge collection considers how the Japanese language functions as a key element of Japanese soft power in Asia. Within Japanese culture itself, the promotion of language has been an area of ambivalence. This interdisciplinary book looks across the fields of language policy, language teaching, socio-linguistics, cultural studies and history to identify the links between Japan’s language policies and broader social, economic and political processes. It examines the challenges that undermine Japan’s potential soft power by identifying a gap between the “official Japan” portrayed by the Japanese government and the “cultural Japan” that foreigners perceive. It also reveals historical continuity in the way Japanese language is perceived and promoted by policy makers and how the current practices of Japanese language teaching in Asian countries have been shaped within the framework of “international exchange”, which has been a key concept in Japanese foreign policies since the 1970s. It particularly considers the concept of ‘Cool Japan’ as a symbol of Japan’s interpretation of its cultural power and offers a thoughtful assessment of the future of Japanese as a form of soft power in Asia as the country prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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