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Making Sense of Japanese Grammar: A Clear Guide through Common Problems

CIPRIS Zeljko & HAMANO Shoko [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780824825836

Hawaii University Press 2002 1st Edition

AU $44.00
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Making Sense of Japanese Grammar explains in a lively and highly informative manner basic principles that underlie a wide range of phenomena in Japanese. Students -irrespective of proficiency level and linguistic training - will find clarification on matters of grammar that often seem idiosyncratic and Japanese-specific, such as avoiding the use of certain pronouns, employing the same word order for questions, hidden subjects, polite and direct forms. Organised for easy access and readability, Making Sense of Japanese Grammar consists of short units, each focused on explaining a distinct problem and illustrated with a wealth of examples. To further enhance their usefulness, the units are cross-referenced and contain brief comprehension exercises to test and apply newly acquired knowledge. A glossary and keys to the exercises are at the back of the book. This volume may be used as a supplementary classroom reading or a helpful reference for students of all levels. Both students and instructors, even those trained in linguistics, will find its accessible explanations of grammatical concepts helpful. Grounded in sound scholarship and extensive teaching experience, Making Sense of Japanese Grammar brings a fresh and liberating perspective to the study of Japanese. Zeljko (Jake) Cipris is assistant professor of Japanese at the University of the Pacific. Shoko Hamano is associate professor of Japanese at The George Washington University.

230 x 155mm

208pp

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Japanese Language     

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