LINGUIST List 12.702

Wed Mar 14 2001

Books: Japanese/Korean Linguistics

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  1. Kim Lewis Brown, Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 9 by Nakayama & Quinn (eds.)

Message 1: Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 9 by Nakayama & Quinn (eds.)

Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 10:38:43 -0800
From: Kim Lewis Brown <kimcsli.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 9 by Nakayama & Quinn (eds.)

Nakayama, Mineharu (Ohio State University) and 
Charles J Quinn, Jr. (Ohio State University), eds.; 
JAPANESE/KOREAN LINGUISTICS VOLUME 9; 
paperback ISBN:1-57586-264-6; cloth ISBN: 1-57586-263-8; 408 pages. 
CSLI Publications 2001. http://cslipublications.stanford.edu 
email: pubscsli.stanford.edu.

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Call their toll free order number 1-800-621-2736 (U.S. & Canada only) or 
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Book description:

Research on Japanese and Korean linguistics has been quite sparse.
Yet from the research available, many linguists agree that Japanese
and Korean are typologically quite similar, so a linguistic phenomenon
in one often has a counterpart in the other. This similarity has
encouraged further study of one language in the hopes of extrapolating
the findings to the other language.

This volume contributes to the expansion of advanced linguistic
studies in both Japanese and Korean by juxtaposing recent research
performed on both languages. Through such methods as discourse
analysis, contrastive linguistic analysis, and the cognitive approach,
contributors discuss Japanese and Korean phonetic, syntactic, and
semantic structural similarities. While some papers explore the
historical roots of Japanese linguistics and its impact on present-day
Japanese and Korean, others investigate the languages' vowel and
consonant systems. The diversity of topics presented is apparent in
contributors' discussion of the importance of syllable structure,
difficulties in possession construction, acquisition of passive
construction in Japanese, and the influence of sentence structure on
the interpretation of Korean words. The selected works in this volume
were presented at the Ninth Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference
held at The Ohio State University in 1999.
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