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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 88.00
A complete reference guide to modern Japanese grammar, it fills many gaps left by previous textbooks. Grammar points are put in context by examples from a range of Japanese media. Arranged alphabetically, it includes a detailed index of terms. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00
It is often said that language standardization has been steadily advancing in modern Japan and that speakers in regional Japan are now bi-dialectal and code-switch between “Standard” and “regional” Japanese. The notion of code-switching, however, assumes the existence of varieties, or well-defined linguistic systems, that are... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
The world-wide growth in demand for Japanese throughout the world has led to rapid developments in Japanese language teaching. This volume examines these developments and their implications for the future in a series of case studies. more...
- Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99
In recent decades, New Zealand Maori have made huge efforts to reinvigorate their language ( te reo ) and the life of tribal meeting places ( marae ) as the twin cornerstones of Maori identity. Maori television and radio stations have been set up, a Maori Language Commission established, and language emersion early childcare centers ( kohanga reo... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 144.99
Uncovering the structures and functions of conversational narratives uttered within natural social networks, the author shows how working-class Javanese women discursively construct identity and meaning within the constraints of a hierarchical social order through silences, or the "unsaid". more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 48.99
A collection of articles by established as well as young scholars in Japanese language and gender studies. This volume brings together studies that advance our understanding of the relationship between Japanese language and gender, with particular focus on examining local linguistic practices in relation to dominant ideologies. more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00
The book documents the Trobriand Islanders' typology of genres. Rooted in the 'ethnography of speaking/anthropological linguistics' paradigm, the author highlights the relevance of genres for researching language, culture and cognition in social interaction and the importance of understanding them for achieving linguistic and cultural competence. Data... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 143.00
This book marks the first-ever collection of papers in English on the acquisition of Japanese as a second language. Its overarching goal is to broaden and deepen the field of SLA research by focusing on Japanese rather than on more commonly studied European languages. Broad in scope and eclectic in approach with chapters by leading scholars in the... more...