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Title: An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Subtitle: Second Edition
Written By: Natsuko Tsujimura
Series Title: Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics

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.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Japanese
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 140511066X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 520
Prices: U.S. $ 99.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405110651
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 520
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95