LINGUIST List 6.860

Fri 23 Jun 1995

Books: Japanese, Spanish, Arabic

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Tsujimura, Natsuko
AN INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE LINGUISTICS
January 1996 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 400 pages
0-631-19856-3 paperback
0-631-19855-5 hardcover
This is the first textbook on the structure of Japanese written in the
framework of generative linguistics. It serves both as an introduction to
Japanese linguistics for those who have no prior knowledge of
linguistics, and as a reference book on Japanese for linguists in general.
The book gives a comprehensive account of Japanese linguistics covering
phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language change,
dialect variation and gender differences. The author introduces
linguistic notions and terminology and discusses theoretical analyzes for
linguistic phenomena in the language. A major focus is on phonology and
syntax, where the formal approach of generative grammar is adopted.
BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS: phone: (800) 216-2522 fax: (802) 864-7626
email:blkwellworld.std.com
De Bruyne, Jacques and Pountain, Christopher (Rijksuniversiteit Gent and
University of Cambridge)
A COMPREHENSIVE SPANISH GRAMMAR
October 1995 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 624 pages
0-631-19087-2 paperback $29.95
0-631-16803-6 hardcover $64.95
This is a definitive grammar for all students of Spanish. The book covers
topics from basic pronounciation and the use of the noun, to particular
problem areas, such as difficulties with verbs and word order. Special
sections examine regional diversity within the language, and attention is
paid throughout to the inclusion of Latin-American Spanish.
BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS: phone: (800) 216-2522 fax: (802) 864-7626
email:blkwellworld.std.com
Dr Jassem, Zaidan Ali et al, 1995,
DRILLS IN ARABIC WRITING & PRONUNCIATION AS A FOREIGN/SECOND LANGUAGE: A
COMPARISON WITH ENGLISH AND LANGUAGES OF THE MUSLIM WORLD. PP. xxi, 114.
(Golden Books Centre Sdn Bhd, No. 14, 1st Floor, Lorong Bunus Enam, Off
Jalan Masjid India, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel. +o3-2939862 /2939864;
Fax: +o3-2928035.
This book deals with the teaching of Arabic writing and pronunciation
from
the viewpoint of Modern linguistics, ie, structuralist linguistics. It
has three parts: One for vowels, long and short as well as other writing
marks; one for consonants; and one on the pronunciation of the definite
article al- in its qamari and shamsi forms.
Each letter or sound is presented separately and contrasted with other
sounds or letters. The book is the first of its kind in Arabic and is
suitable for every one with interest in Arabic language and linguistics.
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