LINGUIST List 12.366

Mon Feb 12 2001

Books: Japanese Language

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  1. Joyce Reid, Japanese Language: Using Japanese by W. McClure

Message 1: Japanese Language: Using Japanese by W. McClure

Date: 12 Feb 2001 10:56:42 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Japanese Language: Using Japanese by W. McClure

Using Japanese
A Guide to Contemporary Usage
William McClure, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing

This is a guide to Japanese usage for students who have acquired the
basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike
conventional grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of
vocabulary and grammar that cause the most difficulty to English
speakers. Careful consideration is given throughout to questions of
style, register, and politeness, and there are sections on social
rituals such as greetings, introductions and apologies. Clear,
readable and easy to consult, with two indexes (Japanese and English),
this is an essential reference for learners seeking access to the
finer nuancesof the Japanese language.


1. Register and politeness; 
2. Words; 
3. Grammar and verbal strategies; 
4. Language and everyday life; 
Japanese index; 
English index; 

2000/320 pp.
0-521-64155-1/Hb/List: $64.95
0-521-64614-6/Pb/List: $22.95
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