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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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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826493513
ISBN-13: 9780826493514
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0826493521
ISBN-13: 9780826493521
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 25.00