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Mon Jul 07 2014

Books: Usage-based Approaches to Japanese Grammar: Kabata, Ono (eds.)

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Date: 03-Jul-2014
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Subject: Usage-based Approaches to Japanese Grammar: Kabata, Ono (eds.)
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Title: Usage-based Approaches to Japanese Grammar
Subtitle: Towards the understanding of human language
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 156
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Kaori Kabata
Editor: Tsuyoshi Ono
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270313 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270313 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270313 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259219 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259219 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259219 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00

This volume brings together papers that take usage-based approaches to study the nature of human language, with a focus on the grammar of Japanese. The 12 chapters provide a rich array of data and methodologies, with topics ranging from phonology, modality, and grammatical morphemes, to sentential construction and discourse-level phenomena such as turn-taking, speech register, and language change. As a whole, they demonstrate that usage-based linguistics illuminates various phenomena in the language that could not have been well accounted for by resorting solely to a formal theory such as the Universal-Grammar-based approach. Reflecting theoretical, methodological, and technological advancements made in and outside the field of cognitive-functional linguistics in recent years, the papers contained in this volume, both individually and collectively, have significant implications towards linguistics in general and Japanese linguistics in particular, as we as Japanese language teaching.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis
                            General Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

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