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structure of the Japanese language.

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Japanese language -- Grammar,
  • Japanese language -- Syntax

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [403]-406.

    SeriesCurrent studies in linguistics series ;, 3
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL533 .K78
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 410 p.
    Number of Pages410
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5291632M
    ISBN 100262110490
    LC Control Number72011859


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book within the framework of the theory of transformational grammar but are presented without recourse to the complex formalisms of the theory), it will prove useful both as a basic handbook of supplementary reading for second. Because The Structure of the Japanese Language is both descriptive and analytical (the generalizations given in the book have been developed within the framework of the theory of transformational.

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Bjarke Frellesvig is Professor of Japanese Linguistics, Director of the Research Centre for Japanese Language and Linguistics at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford.

Contents 1 Introduction 11 Theproblemwithconventionaltextbooks 11 AJapaneseguidetolearningJapanesegrammar File Size: 1MB. Japanese sentence structure is a type that’s called agglutinative. This is a fancy $2 word used by linguists which means, in layman’s terms, “You add a bunch of stuff to the end of verbs.” Each verb has a root form that ends with てor で.

You can add to Author: Gregscott. Through the centuries, Japanese grammatical structure has remained remarkably stable, to the degree that with some basic training in the grammar of classical Japanese, modern readers can readily appreciate such classical literature as the Man’yōshū (compiled after ; “Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves”), an anthology of Japanese verse; the Tosa nikki (; The Tosa Diary); and the Genji monogatari.

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The Japanese language is composed of nouns, adjectives, verbs, conjunctions, particles, etc. Word order In Japanese the predicate is always placed at the end of the sentence.

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It is correlated with the book Japanese: The Spoken Language that covers the topic in more depth, and the learner is assumed to already have some knowledge of pronunciation and the spoken language. However, audio files are available on the web for every example in the book so that the sounds of the words can be heard spoken by a native speaker/5(9).

A classic study by one of Japan’s foremost linguists, 'The Japanese Language' illuminates one of the world’s most common and commonly misunderstood languages.

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Focus on basic Japanese grammar and sentence structure. Japanese can seem confusing to read at first because there are no spaces between the characters. Japanese sentence structure follows subject-object-verb format, as opposed to the subject-verb-object structure that English uses.

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