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LINGUIST List 21.3277

Sat Aug 14 2010

Books: Historical Linguistics: Frellesvig

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        1.    Daniel Davies, A History of the Japanese Language: Frellesvig

Message 1: A History of the Japanese Language: Frellesvig
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: A History of the Japanese Language: Frellesvig
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Title: A History of the Japanese Language
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521653206

Author: Bjarke Frellesvig
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521653206 Pages: 460 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Abstract:

Bjarke Frellesvig describes the development of the Japanese language from
its recorded beginnings until the present day as reflected by the written
sources and historical record. Beginning with a description of the oldest
attested stage of the language, Old Japanese (approximately the eighth
century AD), and then tracing the changes which occurred through the Early
Middle Japanese (800-1200), Late Middle Japanese (1200-1600) and the Modern
Japanese (1600-onwards) periods, a complete internal history of the
language is examined and discussed. This account provides a comprehensive
study of how the Japanese language has developed and
adapted, providing a much needed resource for scholars. A History of the
Japanese Language is invaluable to all those interested in the Japanese
language and also students of language change generally.

- Separates each period into different parts, providing a clear chronological
basis for analysis
- Traces the changes that have occurred in the language from Old Japanese
to Modern Japanese
- Analyses phonological changes as well as those within grammar and vocabulary

Contents

Introduction;
Abbreviations;
Part I. Old Japanese:
1. Early writing in Japan and Old Japanese sources;
2. Phonology;
3. Grammar;
4. Loan words;
5. Eastern Old Japanese;
Part II. Early Middle Japanese:
6. Writing and sources;
7. Phonology;
8. Grammar;
9. The sinification of Japanese;
Part III. Late Middle Japanese:
10. Sources;
11. Phonology;
12. Grammar;
Part IV. Modern Japanese:
13. Varieties of Modern Japanese;
14. Phonology;
15. Grammar;
16. Eastern dialect features of the standard language;
17. The westernization of Japanese: loan words and other borrowings;
Appendix;
References.


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng )

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