ERIC Number: ED418606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Principles of Japanese Discourse: A Handbook.
Maynard, Senko K.
This handbook offers a detailed description of the structure and rhetorical effects observed in various genres of Japanese discourse. Drawing on Japanese "bunshooron" and incorporating results of Western discourse studies, the book covers principles of overall rhetorical organization, including"ki-shoo-ten-ketsu," topic structure, "danraku," and sentence chaining, and presents a variety of rhetorical strategies frequently used in contemporary Japanese texts. After presenting these principles in 30 entries, 7 selected readings are presented with vocabulary lists, discourse notes, and other tasks. English translations of Japanese examples/readings, and the readings reproduced in the original format, appear in the appendixes. (JL)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Grammar, Japanese, Language Styles, Rhetoric, Second Language Learning, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Vocabulary, Written Language
Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Bldg., Cambridge CB2 2RU, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A