MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.
This E-book is currently unavailable for purchase.
Add to favourites
image of Japanese

This edition has been replaced by a new edition and is no longer available for purchase.

Japanese ranks as the sixth language of the world with more than 125 million speakers in the island state of Japan. Its genetic relation has been a topic of heated discussion, but Altaic and Austronesian languages appear to have contributed to the early formation of this language. It has a long written tradition, which goes back to texts from the eighth century AD. The modern writing system employs a mixture of Chinese characters and two sets of syllabary developed from the Chinese characters.This book consists of fourteen chapters covering the phonology, morphology, the writing system, grammatical constructions, and discourse and pragmatic phenomena of Japanese. It provides researchers with a useful typological reference and students of Japanese with a theory-neutral introduction to current linguistic research issues.

Subjects: Japanese linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: University of California, Los Angeles

Chapters loading Please wait...
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address