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Japanese language and literature

  • Japanese for All Occasionsby Anne Kaneko; Sally Motomura

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 11.95

    At last. A book of useful Japanese, offering the language you need to handle a wide variety of situations. Through hundreds of example sentences and dialogues, you'll learn what to say and do when: Setting up a business appointment Opening a bank account Making a wedding speech Reserving a place to stay Renewing a visa and much more Included is an... more...

  • The Story of Swahiliby John M. Mugane

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Swahili, or more properly Kiswahili, was once an obscure littoral dialect of an East African Bantu language. Today more than one hundred million people use Swahili, making it one of the few truly international languages: Swahili is to eastern and central Africa what English is to the world. How this came about and why, of all African languages, it... more...

  • Writing Japanese Katakanaby Jim Gleeson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 10.95

    This is an introductory guide and workbook to writing Japanese Katakana. Anybody who is able to master English, with its irregular spellings and idiosyncratic pronunciations, is more than equipped to master written Japanese. The hiragana and katakana syllabaries are purely phonetic characters, which function much like the letters of the English... more...

  • Writing Japanese Hiraganaby Jim Gleeson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 10.95

    Put simply, practice is the most effective method of mastering written Japanese. The large, open format of Writing Japanese Hiragana invites the student to pick up a pencil and get started! Two phonetic syllabaries, hiragana and katakana, and a set of kanji characters based on Chinese ideographs are what comprises written Japanese. This workbook... more...

  • Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguisticsby Mineharu Nakayama

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 419.00

    The studies of the Japanese language and psycholinguistics have advanced quite significantly in the last half century thanks to the progress in the study of cognition and brain mechanisms, and because of technological developments in experimental techniques. This volume contains 18 chapters that discuss the process of Japanese language... more...

  • Rethinking African Cultural Productionby Kenneth W. Harrow; Frieda Ekotto

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Frieda Ekotto, Kenneth W. Harrow, and an international group of scholars set forth new understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production in this forward-looking volume. Arguing that it is impossible to understand African cultural productions without knowledge of the structures of production, distribution, and reception that... more...

  • Japanese Kanji Flash Cards, Volume 1by Alexander Kask; Emiko Konomi

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    Everything you need to learn the 200 basic Japanese kanji characters is here in this ebook! Flash cards are an essential tool in memorizing words when you are learning a new language. In Japanese Kanji Flash Cards, Volume 1 , you'll get all the tools needed to learn the basic 200 Japanese kanji, including: 200 flash cards featuring the most... more...

  • Mastering Japanese Kanjiby Glen Nolan Grant

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 34.95

    This is a comprehensive, self-study workbook for learning Japanese characters. Mastering Japanese Kanji can help you greatly reduce the time and effort involved in learning to read Japanese and write Japanese. It does so by introducing a method that is both effective and easy to use in memorizing the meanings and pronunciations of Kanji—the... more...

  • Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanjiby Glen Nolan Grant; Ya-Wei Lin

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 27.95

    This book enables you to easily recognize the 500 most essential Japanese Kanji—and to memorize their readings and meanings quickly and easily! This book teaches an innovative new method to learn the basic 500 Japanese characters—teaching you how to easily recognize the Kanji and to remember their readings and meanings. Learning to read Japanese... more...

  • Kanji-A-Day Practice Pad Volume 2by Periplus Editors

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    "An easy and effective way of steadily building up your kanji."—Kenneth G. Henshall, A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters This calendar–like practice pad allows you to effectively practice basic–intermediate Japanese kanji and learn a year's wroth of kanji in just minutes a day. Although more people are studying the Japanese language than... more...