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The Japanese Language

Languages study


by
Haruhiko Kindaichi (Author), Umeyo Hirano (Translator) and Mineharu Nakayama (Introduction author)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 2.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This is a book about the structure, history and evolution of the Japanese language

The Japanese Language is a classic study of one of the world’s most widely used but least understood languages. Emphasizing the richness and complexity of Japanese as well as its limitations, this fine book provides a lively discussion about the uniqueness of the Japanese language.

This book will interest anyone intrigued by one of the word’s most widely used and least understood languages. The relationship of Japanese to other languages is not well understood even by native speakers, and Proffessor Kindaichi sets out to define it. He concludes that Japanese is indeed only remotely related to other world languages although it shares many features in common with the languages of mainland Asia

Readers who are just beginning Japanese study will find this section especially fascinating, for each point is backed by examples from literature and everyday speech. Kindaichi also investigates the so?called vagueness of Japanese and traces it to its source?the unusual sentence order. This book includes:

This is a book about the structure, history and evolution of the Japanese language

The Japanese Language is a classic study of one of the world’s most widely used but least understood languages. Emphasizing the richness and complexity of Japanese as well as its limitations, this fine book provides a lively discussion about the uniqueness of the Japanese language.

This book will interest anyone intrigued by one of the word’s most widely used and least understood languages.… (more)

This is a book about the structure, history and evolution of the Japanese language

The Japanese Language is a classic study of one of the world’s most widely used but least understood languages. Emphasizing the richness and complexity of Japanese as well as its limitations, this fine book provides a lively discussion about the uniqueness of the Japanese language.

This book will interest anyone intrigued by one of the word’s most widely used and least understood languages. The relationship of Japanese to other languages is not well understood even by native speakers, and Proffessor Kindaichi sets out to define it. He concludes that Japanese is indeed only remotely related to other world languages although it shares many features in common with the languages of mainland Asia

Readers who are just beginning Japanese study will find this section especially fascinating, for each point is backed by examples from literature and everyday speech. Kindaichi also investigates the so?called vagueness of Japanese and traces it to its source?the unusual sentence order. This book includes:

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