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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. IMPORTANT INFORMATION During the printing process of this book an unfortunate error occurred: page number 151 was mixed with the same page of another book. You will find the correct page here. This information applies only to the copies sold before November, 1, 2002. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2002
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9789027285430
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (384 pages)
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)


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