Expressive Japanese: A Reference Guide For Sharing Emotion And Empathy
Feelings play an enormous part in our lives, but their expression is often neglected in foreign language education. How do I communicate happiness, surprise, or anger? How do others communicate these emotions to me? Such questions become increasingly relevant as we become more competent in the language we are learning. Expressive Japanese is the first detailed guide to emotion words and expressive strategies for students of the language. Words connoting feelings, such as "kanashii" (sad), are important in everyday Japanese conversation, but communicating emotions effectively also requires the use of expressive strategies, such as "Nani?" (What the heck?), "Yattaa!" (I did it!), or "Hottoite!" (Leave me alone!). Introductory chapters examine the characteristics, constraints, and history of expressive Japanese and discuss linguistic variations and styles and how these play a part in conveying emotion and empathy. There follow more than seventy entries that draw on hundreds of authentic examples taken from a variety of sources, including television dramas, comics, interviews, novels, essays, newspaper articles, and web sites. In these examples, students will find playful and creative uses of expressions that do not usually appear in language textbooks. English cues and key Japanese expressions are indexed at the back of the volume, making this a handy reference for anyone who possesses a grasp of the fundamentals of elementary Japanese. Based on extensive research by a prominent linguist and teacher, Expressive Japanese brings learners into the world of real human interaction and effectively illustrates how native speakers use language to convey identity and a sense of self as well as tocommunicate feelings and emotion.
37 pages matching female in this book
Results 1-3 of 37
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
On Expressive Japanese
Expressive Japanese and the Characteristics
74 other sections not shown
48 about inverted aitsu Akira Asami Authentic Examples boku casual Chibi Maruko-chan chotto Dakara daro datta datte Demo desho Doomoto Eiji emotion empathy episode falb feelings female Fuji Television fy2a fy2b fyla fylb Haruka Hayashi high school Hikaru hito Honto inverted word order ja-nai Japanese language jibun Kaede kakko kanji Kansai dialect kara kedo kekkoo Key Expressions Kimura konna kono kore koto kotoba Kyooko Letter Hyooryuu Kyooshitsu Long Love Letter Love Letter Hyooryuu maji Majo no jooken mala malb male Manato Maruko Masao Michi Minami mitaina myla mylb n desu Nakai Nani nanka nante omae omou partner phrases Sachi Sakura Sanma Satoru Sena Shingo shita shite Shuuji SMAP someone sonna sore speaker speech student style suki suru Takamatsu Taken from Beautiful Taken from Long Taken from Majo talking toka Tsutsumi tte yuu uchi watashi yappari Yuka Yuuichiroo