Japanese Language in Use: An Introduction

Japanese Language in Use: An Introduction

By: Toshiko Yamaguchi (author)Paperback

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"Japanese Language in Use is the companion volume to Japanese Linguistics: An Introduction. Using a wide range of examples drawn from everyday life and literary texts, Japanese Language in Use introduces pragmatics, discourse, and language and culture in the Japanese context. The book covers: * Language in context * Japanese in conversation * Honorifics and politeness * Language and gender * Young people's language Key concepts of Japanese language in use are introduced in a succinct and accessible way, with texts and exercises to aid student understanding. This is the ideal first introduction to Japanese language in context for undergraduate or postgraduate students. "

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Dr Toshiko Yamaguchi is visiting Lecturer at the National University of Singapore. She is the author of Japanese Linguistics: An Introduction, also published by Continuum.


Preface; Acknowledgements; How to Use This Book; 1. Pragmatics: Explicitness; 2. Pragmatics: Implicitness; 3. Discourse; 4. Language and Culture; 5. Radio Talk; References; English Index; Japanese Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/08/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780826493521
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9780826493521
  • weight: 356
  • ISBN10: 0826493521

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