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Learning Japanese for real : a guide to grammar, use, and genres of the Nihongo world / Senko K. Maynard

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Machine generated contents note: pt. I PRELIMINARIES -- ch. 1 Introduction -- 1.1. Learning Nihongo for Real -- 1.2. Nihongo as a Foreign Language -- 1.3. Organization of This Book -- 1.4. How to Use This Book -- 1.5. Notes on Transcription -- ch. 2 Background -- 2.1. Nihongo: The Japanese Language -- 2.2. Country Called Japan -- 2.3. Social Concepts -- 2.4. Popular Culture -- ch. 3 Variation and Change in Nihongo -- 3.1. Variations in Language -- 3.2. More Assertive "Masculine" and Less Assertive "Feminine" Styles -- 3.3. Gender-Associated Styles in Transition -- 3.4. Generation and Variation -- 3.5. Youth Language -- 3.6. Regional Variations -- 3.7. New Dialects -- 3.8. Stylistic Variations -- 3.9. Written, Spoken, and Speech-like Written Nihongo -- 3.10. Digital Communication -- 3.11. Meanings of Variation -- 3.12. Language Change and Learning Nihongo -- pt. II SOUNDS AND SCRIPTS -- ch. 4 Nihongo Sound System -- 4.1. Overview -- 4.2. Morae -- 4.3. Sound "N" as One Mora -- 4.4. Vowels -- 4.5. Consonant + Vowel -- 4.6. Consonant + Y + Vowel (Contracted Sounds) -- 4.7. Long Vowels (Duplication of Vowels) -- 4.8. Double Consonants -- 4.9. Word Accentuation -- 4.10. Sound Changes for Emphasis -- ch. 5 Scripts -- 5.1. Overview -- 5.2. History -- 5.3. Kanji -- 5.4. Hiragana -- 5.5. Katakana -- 5.6. Learning the Japanese Scripts -- 5.7. Fonts -- 5.8. Punctuation -- 5.9. Vertical and Horizontal Writing -- 5.10. Calligraphy as Language Art -- pt. III WORDS -- ch. 6 Kinds of Words -- 6.1. Wago and Kango -- 6.2. Loan Words -- 6.3. Made-in-Japan "Foreign" Words -- 6.4. Numerals and the Number System -- 6.5. Counters -- 6.6. Time-Related Expressions -- 6.7. Family Terminology -- 6.8. Personal Names and Vocatives -- 6.9. Onomatopoeia and Mimesis -- ch. 7 Words in Grammar -- 7.1. Nouns -- 7.2. Pronouns -- 7.3. Noun Prefixes and Suffixes -- 7.4. I-Adjectives -- 7.5. Na-Adjectives -- 7.6. Nominal Modification -- 7.7. Modification Phrases -- 7.8. Adverbs -- 7.9. Demonstratives -- 7.10. Particles -- 7.11. Verbs -- 7.12. Verb Conjugation -- 7.13. Adjective Conjugation -- pt. IV GRAMMAR -- ch. 8 Simple Sentences-Essential -- 8.1. Not Saying the Obvious -- 8.2. Be-Verb Sentences -- 8.3. Verb Sentences -- Non-Past -- 8.4. Verb Sentences -- Past -- 8.5. Adjective Sentences -- 8.6. Basic Case Markers -- 8.7. Existential Sentences -- 8.8. Basic Interactional Particles -- 8.9. Questions -- 8.10. Question Words -- 8.11. Topic and Comment -- 8.12. Negation -- 8.13. Negative Questions -- 8.14. Preferred Word Order -- ch. 9 Simple Sentences-Enhanced -- 9.1. Progressive Forms -- 9.2. Verbs of Giving and Receiving -- 9.3. Giving and Receiving Actions -- 9.4. Expressions of Desire -- 9.5. Potential and Ability -- 9.6. Modal Verbs -- 9.7. Prohibition and Obligation -- 9.8. Modal Suffixes -- 9.9. Passives -- 9.10. Causatives and Permissives -- 9.11. Volitional Forms -- 9.12. No Da Sentences -- 9.13. Order of Sentence-Final Elements -- ch. 10 Complex Sentences -- 10.1. Conjunctions -- 10.2. Connecting Clauses -- 10.3. Conditionals -- 10.4. Clausal Modification -- 10.5. Clausal Explanation -- 10.6. Koto and No Clauses -- 10.7. Quotation -- ch. 11 Emotive Expressions -- 11.1. Interactional Particles Ne and Yo -- 11.2. Primary Feelings -- 11.3. Exclamatory Phrases -- 11.4. Attitudinal Adverbs -- 11.5. Interactional Particles and Markers -- 11.6. Emphatic Markers -- 11.7. Repetition -- 11.8. Interjections for Surprise, Disbelief, and Relief -- 11.9. Whispered Confession and Comment -- 11.10. Interjectional Sound Effects -- 11.11. Exclamations -- 11.12. Rhetorical Questions -- pt. V USE -- ch. 12 Interaction Strategies -- 12.1. Choosing Formal and Informal Styles -- 12.2. Politeness and Honorifics -- 12.3. Masculine and Feminine Speech -- 12.4. Youth Language -- 12.5. Borrowing Nihongo Varieties -- 12.6. Greetings and Introductions -- 12.7. Making Requests -- 12.8. Asking for and Granting Permission -- 12.9. Apologizing -- 12.10. Expressing Gratitude -- 12.11. Offering Advice and Suggestions -- 12.12. Giving Orders and Commands -- 12.13. Inviting and Responding to Invitations -- 12.14. Being Serious and Nervous -- 12.15. Fighting and Cursing -- 12.16. Teasing -- 12.17. Leave-Taking and Parting -- ch. 13 Conversation Management -- 13.1. Conversational Nihongo -- 13.2. Taking Speaking Turns and Designing Utterances -- 13.3. Openers and Fillers -- 13.4. Prefacing and Alerting -- 13.5. Being Artfully Vague -- 13.6. Utterance-Final Strategies -- 13.7. Commenting on One's Own Speech -- 13.8. Sharing Thoughts as Feelings -- 13.9. Action-Accompanying Phrases -- 13.10. Postposing -- 13.11. Listener Responses -- 13.12. Clarifying Trouble Spots -- 13.13. Echo Questions and Responses -- ch. 14 Gestures and Signals -- 14.1. Gestures and Hand Signals -- 14.2. Bowing and Postures -- 14.3. Special Hand Movements -- 14.4. Eye Contact -- 14.5. Head Nods and Shakes -- ch. 15 Rhetorical Figures of Speech -- 15.1. Metaphors -- 15.2. Tautology -- 15.3. Humor and Puns -- 15.4. Irony and Sarcasm -- 15.5. Idioms and Proverbs -- 15.6. Yojoo, the Lingering Effect -- ch. 16 Discourse Organization -- 16.1. Three-Part Organization -- 16.2. Ki-Shoo-Ten-Ketsu, the Four-Part Organization -- 16.3. Paragraph Organization -- 16.4. Topic Structure and Staging -- 16.5. Topic Chaining and Thread of Discourse -- 16.6. Discourse Markers -- pt. VI GENRES -- ch. 17 Genre Appreciation -- 17.1. Genre Categories -- 17.2. Mixing Genres -- ch. 18 Selected Popular Culture Genres -- 18.1. Comics -- 18.2. Television Variety Show -- 18.3. Television Drama -- 18.4. Print Advertising -- 18.5. Magazine Essay -- 18.6. Cell-Phone Novel -- pt. VII LEARNING NIHONGO -- ch. 19 Methods -- 19.1. Taking Classes -- 19.2. Learning on Your Own -- 19.3. Language Skills -- 19.4. Reading -- 19.5. Writing -- 19.6. Speaking and Listening -- 19.7. Memorization -- 19.8. Creative Practice -- 19.9. Exposure to Japanese Language and Culture -- 19.10. Interaction with Native Speakers -- 19.11. Thinking and Feeling in Nihongo -- ch. 20 Tools and Resources -- 20.1. Textbooks -- 20.2. Dictionaries -- 20.3. Reference Books -- 20.4. Writing Tools -- 20.5. Audio and Visual Materials -- 20.6. Japanese Language Organizations -- 20.7. Contests and Scholarships -- 20.8. Placement and Proficiency Tests -- 20.9. Study and Work in Japan.
Summary
Concise descriptions of grammar, use, and genres make Learning Japanese for Real indispensable for adult learners of the language. The volume presents a holistic view of the knowledge required for proficiency in Japanese. Following introductory chapters on the language's background, sound system and scripts, word types, and grammatical categories, it introduces readers to simple then complex sentences. A chapter on emotive expressions contains highly useful entries on attitudinal adverbs, exclamatory phrases, interjections, and rhetorical questions--all of which carry emotive meanings. Learning Japanese for Real then goes beyond grammar to discuss how the language is used in interaction. The author discusses communication strategies such as requesting, apologizing, and inviting as well how to interact when participating in a conversation with behaviors such as hand signals, bowing, and nodding. She considers metaphor, tautology, puns, and the lingering effect of yojoo before addressing the organization of Japanese discourse, including the four-part organizational principle of ki-shoo-ten-ketsu and the structure of "staging." The final sections feature authentic examples of popular culture discourse from manga, television, advertising, magazines, and cell-phone novels and a host of practical suggestions (methods, tools, resources) for learning Japanese. Learning Japanese for Real will become an key source for Japanese language students during their elementary, intermediate, and advanced training. As an essential anthology of grammar, use, and genres of the Nihongo world, teachers of Japanese will also find it invaluable
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Japanese language -- Study and teaching -- English speakers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Southeast Asian Languages.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Alphabets & Writing Systems.
Japanese language -- Study and teaching -- English speakers. (OCoLC)fst00981735
Japanisch.
Japanska språket.
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Print version: Maynard, Senko K. Learning Japanese for real. Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2011 9780824834821 (DLC) 2010033493 (OCoLC)656556528
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