An Introduction to Modern Japanese: Volume 1, Grammar Lessons

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 8, 1992 - Foreign Language Study - 503 pages
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This is an intensive one-year introductory course in Japanese, also suitable for those who wish to work at a slower pace. Students who finish this course will have a firm grasp of how the language works and enough knowledge of the writing system to tackle everyday written material with no more than a dictionary. Particular attention is paid to questions of grammar which foreign learners often find so difficult, so Book One can also serve as a reference grammar. An Introduction to Modern Japanese uses both spoken and written forms from the outset. There are word lists for each lesson, and a comprehensive vocabulary for the whole course. Book One comprises fifty-two lessons which are accompanied by exercises and word lists in Book Two. The exercises ensure that the student has understood the grammar explained in the relevant lessons and give further practice in reading and recognizing characters.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to Modern Japanese
2
Pronunciation
14
An Introduction to Modern Japanese
24
Lesson 1
33
Lesson 3
46
7
64
Lesson 6
72
7
78
Lesson 26
223
Lesson 27
231
Lesson 29
246
Lesson 31
261
Lesson 32
270
Lesson 34
288
Lesson 36
305
Lesson 42
357

4
84
3
90
Lesson 13
125
Lesson 15
142
Lesson 17
155
Lesson 18
162
Lesson 20
177
Lesson 22
191
Lesson 44
375
Lesson 46
396
Lesson 48
416
Lesson 50
438
Lesson 52
458
Appendices
473
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Richard Bowring is Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge and Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge. He is co-author of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan (1993) and has written a number of Japanese Language textbooks.

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