Basic Connections

Author: Kakuko Shōji
Editor: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 9784770019684
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Japanese Core Words And Phrases

Author: Kakuko Shoji
Editor: Kodansha USA
ISBN: 1568364490
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Some Japanese words and phrases, even though they lie at the core of the language, forever elude the student's grasp. They are not explained satisfactorily in dictionaries or textbooks for the simple reason that they cannot be conveniently defined. Japanese Core Words and Phrases brings these recalcitrants to bay. The book is divided into two parts, each of which is arranged in alphabetical order. The first part is devoted to words indicating physical as well as psychological distance—roughly equivalent to "this," "that," "that over there," and "where," but quite different in usage. Physical distance is covered in most textbooks, but psychological distance—every student's nemesis—is not. The second part of the book covers a variety of idiomatic expressions, many of which appear in Japanese proficiency tests. Each entry word or phrase is not simply explained but exemplified in sentence form, clarifying its meaning (in the case of many students) for the very first time. Japanese Core Words and Phrases has a great deal to offer the beginning student and much to offer the intermediate student. Little more can be asked of a book on the Japanese language. Previously published in the Power Japanese series as Core Words and Phrases: Things You Can't Find in a Dictionary.

Author: 神谷妙子
Editor: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770029836
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Chapters are organised by communicative function. Each presents several Japanese sentence patterns side-by-side with English equivalents (in the form of simple example sentences). The English equivalents are meant to give the English-speaking learner a clear idea of how the Japanese sentence pattern is actually used. Following each Japanese pattern and English equivalent is an explanation of the Japanese grammar, which gives the reader the necessary information to generate sentences using the pattern introduced. Example sentences in English and Japanese follow. There is also a

Japanese Language In Use

Author: Toshiko Yamaguchi
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826493521
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Introduces pragmatics, discourse, language, and culture in the Japanese context. It covers: Language in context; Japanese in conversation; Honorifics and politeness; Language and gender; and Young people's language.

Author: Kakuko Shoji
Editor: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 9784770027740
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Drawing on the author's 30 years of experience teaching the Japanese language to foreign students, this book assists students in learning important, yet difficult words and phrases that are passed over in most textbooks. Has a great deal to offer the beginning student and much more to offer the intermediate student. Little more can be asked of a book on the Japanese language.

Expressive Japanese

Author: Senko K. Maynard
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824828448
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Feelings play an enormous part in our lives, but their expression is often neglected in foreign language education. How do I communicate happiness, surprise, or anger? How do others communicate these emotions to me? Such questions become increasingly relevant as we become more competent in the language we are learning. Expressive Japanese is the first detailed guide to emotion words and expressive strategies for students of the language. Words connoting feelings, such as "kanashii" (sad), are important in everyday Japanese conversation, but communicating emotions effectively also requires the use of expressive strategies, such as "Nani?" (What the heck?), "Yattaa!" (I did it!), or "Hottoite!" (Leave me alone!). Introductory chapters examine the characteristics, constraints, and history of expressive Japanese and discuss linguistic variations and styles and how these play a part in conveying emotion and empathy. There follow more than seventy entries that draw on hundreds of authentic examples taken from a variety of sources, including television dramas, comics, interviews, novels, essays, newspaper articles, and web sites. In these examples, students will find playful and creative uses of expressions that do not usually appear in language textbooks. English cues and key Japanese expressions are indexed at the back of the volume, making this a handy reference for anyone who possesses a grasp of the fundamentals of elementary Japanese. Based on extensive research by a prominent linguist and teacher, Expressive Japanese brings learners into the world of real human interaction and effectively illustrates how native speakers use language to convey identity and a sense of self as well as to communicate feelings and emotion.

International Bibliography Of Book Reviews Of Scholarly Literature Chiefly In The Fields Of Arts And Humanities And The Social Sciences

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