Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar

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Routledge, Jan 17, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 727 pages
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Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a thorough reference guide to modern Japanese grammar. With its detailed treatment of all grammatical structures, it explores the complexities of the language fully, concentrating on the real patterns of use in contemporary Japanese as spoken and written by native speakers.

This edition has been fully updated throughout, incorporating a new structure now organised by topic and providing specific attention to areas of particular difficulty. Examples have been updated throughout to reflect current usage and a glossary of linguistic terms has been added.

Features include:

  • Clear grammar points put into context using examples from a range of Japanese media
  • Inclusive coverage of both colloquial and standard Japanese
  • Extensive cross-referencing in all parts of the book
  • A detailed index of Japanese and English terms

Written by experts in this field, Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar will be an essential reference source for the learner and user of Japanese at all levels.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Nouns
4
Chapter 2 Case particles
38
Chapter 3 Phrasal particles
91
Chapter 4 Numbers and counters
111
Chapter 5 Demonstrativeinterrogative words and pronouns
124
Chapter 6 Adjectives
151
Chapter 7 Verbs valency copula and sentence types
184
Chapter 16 Honorific and humble forms subject and objecthonorifics
432
Chapter 17 Negation and negative sentences
443
Chapter 18 Questions
456
Chapter 19 Sentencefinal particles
477
Chapter 20 Imperative sentences commands and requests
492
to to iu tte and ni yoru to
503
Chapter 22 Nominalizations
519
Chapter 23 Conjoining
536

Chapter 8 Tense and aspect endings
211
Chapter 9 Modal endings
229
Chapter 10 Adverbs
290
Chapter 11 Adverbial particles
302
Chapter 12 Passive sentences
384
Chapter 13 Causative and causative passive sentences
391
Chapter 14 Potential and spontaneous sentences
398
Chapter 15 Performative sentences
405
Chapter 24 Conjunctions
542
Chapter 25 Conjunctive forms
554
Chapter 26 Conjunctive particles
570
truncations and ellipsis
660
Chapter 28 Stylistic effects and point of view
666
Index
683
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