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LINGUIST List 23.4184

Mon Oct 08 2012

Books: The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics: Miyagawa, Saito (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Sep-2012
From: Zach Borenstein <zach.borensteinoup.com>
Subject: The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics: Miyagawa, Saito (Eds)
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Title: The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics
Series Title: Oxford Handbooks
Published: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Editor: Shigeru Miyagawa
Editor: Mamoru Saito
Paperback: ISBN: 9780199830077 Pages: 566 Price: U.S. $ 50
Abstract:

Please note: This is a new edition of a previously announced text.

Over the past twenty years or so, the work on Japanese within generative grammar has shifted from primarily using contemporary theory to describe Japanese to contributing directly to general theory, on top of producing extensive analyses of the language. The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics captures the excitement that comes from answering the question, "What can Japanese say about Universal Grammar?" Each of the eighteen chapters takes up a topic in syntax, morphology, acquisition, processing, phonology, or information structure, and, first of all, lays out the core data, followed by critical discussion of the various approaches found in the literature. Each chapter ends with a section on how the study of the particular phenomenon in Japanese contributes to our knowledge of general linguistic theory. This book will be useful to students and scholars of linguistics who are interested in the latest studies on one of the most extensively studied languages within generative grammar.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=62334


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