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ERIC Number: ED066060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 195
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First Course in Japanese: Part 1.
Niwa, Tamako
This introductory text in Japanese is closely patterned after the text "Basic Japanese for College Students" and allows for variable rates of student achievement. The romanized texts in the three-volume series contain four units consisting of 32 lessons with four review lessons. Each lesson is composed of a pattern passage, grammar, explanation, drills, cultural notes, and exercises. Unit One introduces the semi-formal level verbs while Unit Two emphasizes the verbal adjective. The text treats: (1) the verb, (2) the verbal adjective, (3) the copula, (4) particles, (5) "sono-type" noun modifiers, and (6) nouns. Grammatical analysis is based on modern linguistic concepts rather than traditional Japanese grammar. Cultural materials are integrated with grammar instruction. This text includes a vocabulary index by lesson, an alphabetical vocabulary index, and a grammar index. For the companion documents, see FL 002 806 and FL 002 807. (RL)
University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington 98105 ($6.00)
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Washington Foreign Language Program.
Identifiers: Katakana Script; Kirigana