Date: 08-Aug-2006 From: Matt Glidden <blackwellnewsbos.blackwellpublishing.net> Subject: An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics: Tsujimura
Title: An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Subtitle: Second Edition
Series Title: Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Author: Natsuko Tsujimura, Indiana University
Hardback: ISBN: 140511066X Pages: 520 Price: U.S. $ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1405110651 Pages: 520 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
The new edition of An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics gives an updated, comprehensive account of Japanese linguistics, covering phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language change, dialect variation, and gender differences.
- Changes in the new edition include a new chapter on language acquisition, which includes experimental research and its implications for phonological, syntactic, and semantic issues.
- Introduces linguistic notions and terminology and discusses theoretical analyses of linguistic phenomena in the Japanese language.
- Focuses primarily on phonology and syntax, and adopts a generative grammar framework.
- Includes exercises exploring descriptive and theoretical issues and reading lists which introduce students to the research literature.
"While maintaining the well-balanced coverage of Japanese linguistics of the earlier edition, Tsujimura manages to explore a variety of new issues in the experimental and applied areas. The well-chosen additional problem sets guide students towards important topics for future research." -- Junko Ito, University of California, Santa Cruz
"This revised edition provides in-depth coverage of all areas of Japanese grammar and will be a valuable pedagogical and reference work for anyone interested in Japanese linguistics." -- Peter Sells, Stanford University
"In this new edition, Tsujimura gives in-depth discussions of all major areas in Japanese linguistics, including recent discoveries and a whole new chapter on language acquisition." -- Haruo Kubozono, Kobe University, Japan.