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An introduction to Japanese linguistics

Author: Natsuko Tsujimura
Publisher: [Hoboken] : John Wiley & Sons, Blackwell, 2013.
Series: Blackwell textbooks in linguistics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third EditionView all editions and formats
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The third edition of this established textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised. It maintains its broad coverage of topics from phonetics to language variation, and increases its accessibility by incorporating a more descriptive, less theoretical approach. A fully updated new edition of this successful textbook introducing students to a wide range of issues, phenomena, and terminology in Japanese  Read more...
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Tsujimura, Natsuko.
Introduction to Japanese linguistics
[Hoboken] : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2013
(DLC) 2013014763
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natsuko Tsujimura
ISBN: 9781118584118 1118584112 9781118584309 1118584309
OCLC Number: 842307632
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface to the Third Edition; Acknowledgments; 1: Introduction; Suggested Readings; 2: Phonetics; 1 Phonetic Inventory; 1.1 Consonants; 1.2 Vowels; 2 Suprasegmental Feature --
Accent; 3 Acquisition Issues; Suggested Readings; Exercises; 3: Phonology; 1 Phonological Rules in Japanese; 1.1 Devoicing of High Vowels; 1.2 Nasal Assimilation; 1.3 Alveolar Alternations; 1.4 [h]/[F]/[ç] Alternations; 1.5 Digression on the Phoneme Status of [ts, č, š, ǰ, F, ç]; 1.6 Rule Ordering and the Nature of Rule statement; 2 Sequential Voicing --
"Rendaku." 3 Mora vs. Syllable3.1 Speech Errors; 3.2 Language Games: "Babibu" Language; 3.3 Syllable-Based Phenomena; 4 Length Requirements; 5 Loanwords; 6 Accentuation in Japanese; 6.1 Compound Accentuation; 6.2 Accentual Variation among Endings; 6.3 Accentuation of Loanwords; 7 Mimetics --
Palatalization; 8 Acquisition Issues; Suggested Readings; Exercises; 4: Morphology; 1 Parts of Speech Categories; 1.1 Nouns; 1.2 Verbs; 1.3 Adjectives; 1.4 Adverbs; 1.5 Postpositions; 1.6 Case Particles; 1.7 Adjectival Nouns; 1.8 Verbal Nouns; 2 Morpheme Types; 3 Word Formation; 3.1 Affixation; 3.2 Compounding. 3.3 Reduplication3.4 Clipping; 3.5 Borrowing; 4 Issues in Japanese Morphology (1): Transitive and Intransitive Verb Pairs; 5 Issues in Japanese Morphology (2): Nominalization; 6 Issues in Japanese Morphology (3): Compounding; 6.1 Background; 6.2 N-V Compounds; 6.3 V-V Compounds; 7 Acquisition Issues; Suggested Readings; Exercises; 5: Syntax; 1 Syntactic Structures; 1.1 Syntactic Constituency; 1.2 Phrase Structures; 1.3 Phrase Structure Rules; 2 Word Order and Scrambling; 2.1 Basic Word Order; 2.2 Scrambling Phenomenon; 2.3 Noun Ellipsis; 3 Reflexives; 3.1 Zibun; 3.2 Zibun-Zisin; 4 Passives. 4.1 Direct Passives4.2 Indirect Passives (Adversative Passives); 5 Causatives; 5.1 O-Causatives and Ni-Causatives; 5.2 The Double-O Constraint; 5.3 Causative Passives; 5.4 Adversative Causatives; 5.5 Lexical Causatives; 6 Relative Clauses (Sentence Modifiers); 6.1 The Ga/No Conversion; 6.2 Relative Clauses without Gaps; 6.3 Internally Headed Relative Clauses; 7 The Light Verb Construction; 8 Acquisition Issues; Suggested Readings; Exercises; 6: Semantics; 1 Word Meaning and Sentence Meaning; 1.1 Word/Phrase Meaning and Types of Relationships; 1.2 Sentence Meaning; 1.3 Metaphors and Idioms. 1.4 Deixis1.5 Mimetics; 2 Tense and Aspect; 2.1 Tense; 2.2 Aspect; 3 Verb Semantics; 3.1 Semantic Classes of Verbs and their Syntactic Patterns; 3.2 Lexicalization; 4 Pragmatics; 4.1 Speaker's Meaning; 4.2 The Nature of Information; 4.3 Relevance of Contextual Information; 5 Acquisition Issues; Suggested Readings; Exercises; 7: Language Variation; 1 Dialectal Variation; 2 Styles and Levels of Speech; 3 Gender Differences; 4 Acquisition Issues; Suggested Readings; Exercises; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Blackwell textbooks in linguistics.
Responsibility: Ntsuko Tsujimura.

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