ERIC Number: ED417606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Japanese Language: An Introduction.
Backhouse, A. E.
This guide provides an overview of the salient features of the Japanese language from the perspective of the beginning-level English-speaking learner. Chapters address these topics: the Japanese language and its historic and cultural setting; phonology (sounds and syllables, word accentuation; loanwords; connected speech); writing (scripts, variations, and romanization); vocabulary (word classes, word origins, word formation, meaning, style, names, dictionaries and their use); grammar (inflection, grammatical word classes, simple sentences, complex and compound sentences); and discourse (style and grammar, conversation and vocabulary, phraseology). An appended section suggests references for each chapter's topics. Contents are indexed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Discourse Analysis, Form Classes (Languages), Grammar, Ideography, Intonation, Japanese, Language Patterns, Language Styles, Language Variation, Linguistic Borrowing, Morphology (Languages), Onomastics, Phonology, Phrase Structure, Romanization, Scripts, Semantics, Sentence Structure, Syllables, Vocabulary, Written Language
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