ERIC Number: ED028446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Japanese in Action; An Unorthodox Approach to the Spoken Language and the People Who Speak It.
This text is designed to be used as supplementary material by the more advanced student of conversational Japanese. (The Japanese appears in Hepburn romanization and an occasional kanji.) While the author has made an attempt to grade the material in increasing stages of difficulty, he suggests that even the advanced students begin with the first section, which deals with such subjects as language frustration, reactions to studying Japanese, pronunciation guides, how long and how to study Japanese, sign language, civilities, titles, and making mistakes. The intermediate section deals with introductions and names, numbers, borrowed words, male and female speech forms, polite and nonpolite speech, and anatomical terms. The advanced section includes discussion of proverbs, dialects, and aspects of Japanese culture which are of great interest but often unavailable to students of the language and culture. The author's humorous comments and serious insights are drawn from long experience in Japan and his study of the language. (AMM)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Culture, Culture Conflict, Instructional Materials, Japanese, Language Instruction, Paralinguistics, Pronunciation, Standard Spoken Usage, Supplementary Reading Materials, Textbooks
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