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The Cambridge Handbook of Japanese Linguistics

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Yoko Hasegawa, Bjarke Frellesvig, Rumiko Shinzato, Kaoru Horie, Michinori Shimoji, Florian Coulmas, Timothy J. Vance, Haruo Kubozono, Yosuke Igarashi, Kiyoko Toratani, Taro Kageyama, Wataru Nakamura, Hideki Kishimoto, Wesley M. Jacobsen, Heiko Narrog, Yukio Hirose, Mitsuaki Shimojo, Masayoshi Shibatani, Yoshiko Matsumoto, Kyoko Hirose Ohara, Nobuko Hasegawa, Shoichi Iwasaki, Seiko Fujii, Emi Morita, Michael Haugh, Haruko Minegishi Cook, Polly Szatrowski, Shigeko Okamoto
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  • Date Published: May 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107185456

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  • The linguistic study of Japanese, with its rich syntactic and phonological structure, complex writing system, and diverse sociohistorical context, is a rapidly growing research area. This book, designed to serve as a concise reference for researchers interested in the Japanese language and in typological studies of language in general, explores diverse characteristics of Japanese that are particularly intriguing when compared with English and other European languages. It pays equal attention to the theoretical aspects and empirical phenomena from theory-neutral perspectives, and presents necessary theoretical terms in clear and easy language. It consists of five thematic parts including sound system and lexicon, grammatical foundation and constructions, and pragmatics/sociolinguistics topics, with chapters that survey critical discussions arising in Japanese linguistics. The Cambridge Handbook of Japanese Linguistics will be welcomed by general linguists, and students and scholars working in linguistic typology, Japanese language, Japanese linguistics and Asian Studies.

    • Theoretical terms are clearly explained, without the need for prior knowledge of particular theoretical frameworks
    • Provides a comprehensive and thorough thematic coverage
    • An ideal textbook for a graduate-level introduction to Japanese linguistics courses
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    ‘The Japanese language is of great interest not only because of the unique position Japan holds in the world, by virtue of her history, culture, science and technology. It also has great importance because it has attracted the attention of many distinguished linguists, whose publications on it over many decades have influenced the development of linguistic theory itself. This Handbook is a balanced and comprehensive anthology of the many achievements of the field, presented by leading experts. It is much to be welcomed by Japanologists as well as by linguists at large.' William Shiyuan Wang, Chair Professor of Language and Cognitive Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107185456
    • length: 786 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 183 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.67kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus. 5 maps 47 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Overview:
    1. Introduction Yoko Hasegawa
    2. The history of the language Bjarke Frellesvig
    3. Layered structure, positional shifts, and grammaticalization Rumiko Shinzato
    4. Linguistic typology and the Japanese language Kaoru Horie
    5. Dialects Michinori Shimoji
    6. Writing and literacy in modern Japan Florian Coulmas
    Part II. Sound System and Lexicon:
    7. Moras and syllables Timothy J. Vance
    8. Pitch accent Haruo Kubozono
    9. Intonation Yosuke Igarashi
    10. Semantics and morphosyntax of mimetics Kiyoko Toratani
    11. Events and properties in morphology and syntax Taro Kageyama
    Part III. Grammatical Foundation:
    12. Case Wataru Nakamura
    13. Subjects and topics Yoko Hasegawa
    14. Negation Hideki Kishimoto
    15. Tense and aspect Wesley M. Jacobsen
    16. Modality Heiko Narrog
    17. Logophoricity, viewpoint, and reflexivity Yukio Hirose
    18. Word order and extraction: a functional approach Mitsuaki Shimojo
    Part IV. Grammatical Constructions:
    19. Nominalization Masayoshi Shibatani
    20. Clausal noun modification Yoshiko Matsumoto
    21. Internally headed relativization and related constructions Kyoko Hirose Ohara
    22. Benefactives Nobuko Hasegawa
    23. Passives Shoichi Iwasaki
    24. Conditionals Seiko Fujii
    Part V. Pragmatics/Sociolinguistics:
    25. Sentence-final particles Emi Morita
    26. Linguistic politeness Michael Haugh
    27. Speech style shift Haruko Minegishi Cook
    28. Discourse/conversation analysis Polly Szatrowski
    29. Japanese language, gender, and sexuality Shigeko Okamoto.

  • Editor

    Yoko Hasegawa, University of California, Berkeley
    Yoko Hasegawa is Professor of Japanese Linguistics, in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests range over the great diversity of Japanese linguistics. Her publications include: Japanese: A Linguistic Introduction (Cambridge, 2014), Soliloquy in Japanese and English (2010) and Nihongo kara mita nihonjin: Shutaisei no gengogaku, with Yukio Hirose (2010).

    Contributors

    Yoko Hasegawa, Bjarke Frellesvig, Rumiko Shinzato, Kaoru Horie, Michinori Shimoji, Florian Coulmas, Timothy J. Vance, Haruo Kubozono, Yosuke Igarashi, Kiyoko Toratani, Taro Kageyama, Wataru Nakamura, Hideki Kishimoto, Wesley M. Jacobsen, Heiko Narrog, Yukio Hirose, Mitsuaki Shimojo, Masayoshi Shibatani, Yoshiko Matsumoto, Kyoko Hirose Ohara, Nobuko Hasegawa, Shoichi Iwasaki, Seiko Fujii, Emi Morita, Michael Haugh, Haruko Minegishi Cook, Polly Szatrowski, Shigeko Okamoto

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