A Reference Grammar of Japanese

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University of Hawaii Press, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 1198 pages
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This title explains the use of Japanese words such as wa, ga and mo looking at the rules and meanings of words in their literary forms.
 

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I'm glad this book is in romaji otherwise I wouldn't understand it. All Japanese books should be written like this.

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The Romanization style used in this is awful. It's also organized horribly, making is a chore to look up definitions.

Contents

spelling punctuation accent juncture
15
nuclear sentences predicates and expanded sentences
28
Predicate adjuncts
34
Expansion constraints noun subcategorization
176
Voice conversions
287
split nuclei
316
Exaltation
331
Desideratives
355
general and specific
841
Sentence extensions
914
Commands and requests
959
Conjunctional izations
968
Hearsayreporting
984
sooAge da
991
Stylizations
1026
Interjections afterthoughts minor sentences of various types
1041

Negation
366
Adverbializations
392
the literary concessive
552
Favors
597
Tentatives and hortatives
605
Adnominalizations typically adnominal and adverbial words
616
Apposition
1048
Names titles
1055
Elliptical expressions
1063
Usage constraints agrammatisms idioms lexical compounds
1081
Index
1093
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