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  • A History of the Japanese Languageby Bjarke Frellesvig

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 50.00

    Describes the development of the Japanese language from its recorded beginnings until the present day. more...

  • The Lexical Field of Tasteby A. E. Backhouse

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 45.00

    Backhouse, in this book, undertakes a semantic study of taste terms in modern spoken Japanese. more...

  • A descriptive grammar of early Old Japanese proseby J.R. Bentley

    BRILL 2001; US$ 155.00

    The oldest written stage of the Japanese language forms the subject of John Bentley's important volume. The underlying texts (also presented here) are those of the religious liturgies (norito) and imperial edicts (A.D. 685). more...

  • Speaking through the Silenceby Laine A. Berman

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 179.99

    Uncovering the structures and functions of conversational narratives uttered within natural social networks, Laine Berman shows how working-class Javanese women discursively construct identity and meaning within the rigid constraints of an hierarchical social order. She does this by identifying the silences, the "unsaid", and by revealing both the... more...

  • Marquesanby Gabriele H. Cablitz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 266.00

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...

  • Pragmatic Competenceby Naoko Taguchi

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 149.99

    Mouton Series in Pragmatics (MSP) is a timely response to the growing demand for innovative and authoritative monographs and edited volumes from all angles of pragmatics. Recent theoretical work on the semantics/pragmatics interface, applications of evolutionary biology to the study of language, and empirical work within cognitive and developmental... more...

  • Advanced Japaneseby Noriko Ishihara; Magara Maeda

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 61.43

    This innovative advanced level course in Japanese teaches appropriate language use in real life situations. With an emphasis on listening and speaking skills, the course takes a descriptive approach, demonstrating the variations that exist among Japanese speakers. Authentic sample dialogues demonstrate a range of generally preferred language uses,... more...

  • The Trobriand Islanders' Ways of Speakingby Gunter Senft

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 250.00

    Bronislaw Maliniowski claimed in his monograph Argonauts of the Western Pacific that to approach the goal of ethnographic field-work, requires a "collection of ethnographic statements, characteristic narratives, typical utterances, items of folk-lore and magical formulae ... as a corpus inscriptionum , as documents of native mentality".... more...

  • Imag(in)ing the War in Japanby David Stahl; Mark Williams

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    This study examines how various Japanese authors and other artists seeking artistic representation of traumatic Asia Pacific War experience have drawn upon their imaginative powers to create affect-charged images of the extreme violence, psychological damage and ideological contradiction surrounding the conflict. more...

  • The Acquisition of Japanese as a Second Languageby Kazue Kanno

    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...