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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Japanese Language in Use
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Toshiko Yamaguchi
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com
Description:

"Japanese Language in Use" is the companion volume to "An Introduction to
Japanese Linguistics". Using a wide range of examples drawn from everyday
life and literary texts, "Japanese Language in Use" introduces pragmatics,
discourse, and language and culture in the Japanese context. The book covers:
Language in context
Japanese in conversation
Honorifics and politeness
Language and gender
Young people's language

Key concepts of Japanese language in use are introduced in a succinct and
accessible way, with texts and exercises to aid student understanding. This
is the ideal first introduction to Japanese language in context for
undergraduate or postgraduate students.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Pragmatics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Japanese
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ISBN: 0826493513
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Pages: 240
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