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LINGUIST List 23.1995

Mon Apr 23 2012

Books: Modality and Its Learner Variety in Japanese: Faquire

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Date: 20-Apr-2012
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Modality and Its Learner Variety in Japanese: Faquire
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Title: Modality and Its Learner Variety in Japanese
Series Title: Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics - Volume 29
Published: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?430103

Author: Razaul Karim Faquire
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034301039 Pages: 237 Price: U.S. $ 54.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034301039 Pages: 237 Price: U.K. £ 35.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034301039 Pages: 237 Price: Europe EURO 38.90 Comment: for Germany EURO 41.60, for Austria EURO 42.80 (incl. VAT)
Abstract:

In this book modality and its learner variety in Japanese are investigated from
the perspective of grammaticalization in the functional framework. It
describes the grammatical system of modality in Japanese in terms of the
form-function relationship within the scope of a framework based on the
European school of modality. Accordingly, it deals with the modal system
and its constituents in Japanese, accommodating all the grammatical means
of modariti (modality) in the Nihongo bunpou (Japanese grammar system).
This study also casts light on the learner variety of modality, which is
comprised of two core systems, epistemic and deontic, both of which are
evident at the utterance level and the morphosyntactic level. The learner
variety of modality elucidated here is presented as a proto-modality, which is
viewed as a system in its own right rather than as an improvised or distorted
version of the native modal system in Japanese.

Contents: Functional linguistic approach - Notion of modality - Various
formulations of modality in linguistics - Modality as a grammatical category -
Crosscurrent trend of modality study in Nihongo bunpou (Japanese grammar)
- Grammatical system of modality in Japanese from the perspective of
synchronic grammaticalisation - Second language acquisition theories -
Functional linguistic approach - Concept of learner variety - Process of
grammaticalisation - Shape of modal system in the emergent interlanguage of
Japanese - Learner variety of modality in Japanese.

A.B.M. Razaul Karim Faquire was awarded his PhD by the University of
Dhaka. He is an Associate Professor of Japanese at the Institute of Modern
Languages, University of Dhaka. His research interests include general
linguistics, language contact and language acquisition.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

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