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Making Sense of Japanese
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Jay Rubin
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-25 - Publisher: Vertical Inc

Making Sense of Japanese is the fruit of one foolhardy American's thirty-year struggle to learn and teach the Language of the Infinite. Previously known as Gone Fishin', this book has brought Jay Rubin more feedback than any of his literary translations or scholarly tomes, "even if," he says, "you discount
Making Sense of Japanese Grammar
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Željko Cipriš, Shoko Hamano
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-04-30 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Making Sense of Japanese Grammar explains in a lively and highly informative manner basic principles that underlie a wide range of phenomena in Japanese. Students--irrespective of proficiency level and linguistic training--will find clarification on matters of grammar that often seem idiosyncratic and Japanese-specific, such as avoiding the use of certain
Making Sense of Japanese Grammar
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Željko Cipriš, Shoko Hamano
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-03-31 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Making Sense of Japanese Grammar explains in a lively and highly informative manner basic principles that underlie a wide range of phenomena in Japanese. Students--irrespective of proficiency level and linguistic training--will find clarification on matters of grammar that often seem idiosyncratic and Japanese-specific, such as avoiding the use of certain
Making Sense of Japanese
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Jay Rubin
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-26 - Publisher: Vertical Inc

Making Sense of Japanese is the fruit of one foolhardy American's thirty-year struggle to learn and teach the Language of the Infinite. Previously known as Gone Fishin', this book has brought Jay Rubin more feedback than any of his literary translations or scholarly tomes, "even if," he says, "you discount
The Grammar of Japanese Mimetics
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Noriko Iwasaki, Peter Sells, Kimi Akita
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-01 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Mimetic words, also known as ‘sound-symbolic words’, ‘ideophones’ or more popularly as ‘onomatopoeia’, constitute an important subset of the Japanese lexicon; we find them as well in the lexicons of other Asian languages and sub-Saharan African languages. Mimetics play a central role in Japanese grammar and feature in children’s early