Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

ISBN-10: 1444337734

ISBN-13: 9781444337730

Edition: 3rd 2014

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The third edition of this established textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised. It maintains its broad coverage of topics from phonetics to language variation, and increases its accessibility by incorporating a more descriptive, less theoretical approach. A fully updated new edition of this successful textbook introducing students to a wide range of issues, phenomena, and terminology in Japanese linguistics Includes extensive revisions to the chapters on phonetics, syntax and phonology, and incorporates a less theoretical, more descriptive approach Features the author’s own data, examples and theoretical analyses throughout Offers an original approach by discussing first and/or second language acquisition within each chapter Includes exercises exploring descriptive and theoretical issues and reading lists which introduce students to the research literature, both of which have been updated in this new edition
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.80" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Suggested Readings
Phonetics
Phonetic Inventory
Consonants
Stops
Fricatives
Affricates
Liquids
Glides
Nasals
Further Notes on Consonants
Vowels
Suprasegmental Feature - Accent
Acquisition Issues
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Phonology
Phonological Rules in Japanese
Devoicing of High Vowels
Nasal Assimilation
Alveolar Alternations
[h]/[�]/[c] Alternations
Digression on the Phoneme Status of [t<sup>s</sup>, c, �, J� �]
Rule Ordering and the Nature of Rule Statement
Sequential Voicing - "Rendaku"
Mora vs. Syllable
Speech Errors
English
Japanese
Language Games: "Babibu" Language
Syllable-Based Phenomena
Length Requirements
Loanwords
Accentuation in Japanese
Compound Accentuation
Accentuation of Long Nominal Compounds
Accentuation of Short Nominal Compounds
Accentuation of Superlong Nominal Compounds
Accentual Variation among Endings
Accentuation of Loanwords
Mimetics - Palatalization
Acquisition Issues
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Morphology
Parts of Speech Categories
Nouns
Verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
Postpositions
Case Particles
Adjectival Nouns
Verbal Nouns
Morpheme Types
Word Formation
Affixation
Compounding
Reduplication
Clipping
Borrowing
Issues in Japanese Morphology (1): Transitive and Intransitive Verb Pairs
Issues in Japanese Morphology (2): Nominalization
Issues in Japanese Morphology (3): Compounding
Background
N-V Compounds
V-V Compounds
Lexical vs. Syntactic V-V Compounds
Lexical V-V Compounds: Semantic Relations
Lexical V-V Compounds: Transitivity and Argument Structure
Transitive and Intransitive Compound Verb Pairs
Compound Verbs and Nominalization
Acquisition Issues
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Syntax
Syntactic Structures
Syntactic Constituency
Phrase Structures
Phrase Structure Rules
Word Order and Scrambling
Basic Word Order
Scrambling Phenomenon
Noun Ellipsis
Reflexives
Zibun
Zibun-Zisin
Passives
Direct Passives
Indirect Passives (Adversative Passives)
Causatives
O-Causatives and Ni-Causatives
The Double-O Constraint
Causative Passives
Adversative Causatives
Lexical Causatives
Relative Clauses (Sentence Modifiers)
The Ga/No Conversion
Relative Clauses without Gaps
Internally Headed Relative Clauses
The Light Verb Construction
Acquisition Issues
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Semantics
Word Meaning and Sentence Meaning
Word/Phrase Meaning and Types of Relationships
Sentence Meaning
Metaphors and Idioms
Deixis
Mimetics
Tense and Aspect
Tense
Aspect
Grammatical Aspect
Lexical Aspect
Aspectual Verbs
Verb Semantics
Semantic Classes of Verbs and their Syntactic Patterns
Lexicalization
Pragmatics
Speaker's Meaning
The Nature of Information
Wa vs. Ga
Interaction with Syntax and Morphology
Relevance of Contextual Information
Acquisition Issues
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Language Variation
Dialectal Variation
Styles and Levels of Speech
Gender Differences
Acquisition Issues
Notes
Suggested Readings
Exercises
Bibliography
Index
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