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History of the Japanese Language

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ISBN-10: 0521653207

ISBN-13: 9780521653206

Edition: 2010

Authors: Bjarke Frellesvig

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Bjarke Frellesvig describes the development of the Japanese language from its recorded beginnings until the present day as reflected by the written sources and historical record. Beginning with a description of the oldest attested stage of the language, Old Japanese (approximately the eighth century AD), and then tracing the changes which occurred through the Early Middle Japanese (800-1200), Late Middle Japanese (1200-1600) and the Modern Japanese (1600-onwards) periods, a complete internal history of the language is examined and discussed. This account provides a comprehensive study of how the Japanese language has developed and adapted, providing a much needed resource for scholars. A…    
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Book details

List price: $133.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/29/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 462
Size: 6.34" wide x 9.25" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

List of tables, maps and figures
List of abbreviations
Old Japanese
Early writing in Japan and Old Japanese sources
Eastern Old Japanese
Early Middle Japanese
Writing and sources
The sinification of Japanese
Late Middle Japanese
Modern Japanese
Varieties of Modern Japanese
Eastern dialect features of the standard language
The westernization of Japanese: loanwords and other borrowings
Appendix. Summary of the main regular phonemic changes between Old Japanese and conservative Modern Japanese
Index of main grammatical forms
General index