Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar (2nd Edition)

EAN: 9780415687379

ISBN:  978-0-415-68737-9 //  ISBN: 9780415687379
Year of publication: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Number of pages: 700
Languages: English
Country of origin: UK

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Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Japanese grammar.

Accessible and systematic, it explores the complexities of the language thoroughly, filling many gaps left by other textbooks.

Clear grammar points are put in context using examples from a range of Japanese media. The emphasis is firmly on contemporary Japanese as spoken and written by native speakers.

Key features of the book include: 

  • coverage of colloquial and standard Japanese
  • extensive cross-referencing
  • detailed index of Japanese and English terms
  • up-to-date real examples of current usage
  • greater emphasis on structures that learners find particularly confusing
  • glossary of linguistic terms.

Written by experts in their fields, Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar will prove a lasting and reliable resource for all learners of Japanese.


1. Nouns 2. Case Particles 3. Phrasal Particles 4. Numbers and Counters 5. Demonstrative/Interrogative Words and Pronouns 6. Adjectives 7. Verbs, Valency, Copula and Sentence Types 8. Tense and Aspect Endings 9. Modal Endings 10. Adverbs 11. Adverbial Particles 12. Passive Sentences 13. Causative and Causative Passive Sentences 14. Potential and Spontaneous Sentences 15. Performative Sentences 16 Honorific and Humble Forms (Subject- and Object-Honorifics) 17. Negation and Negative Sentences 18. Questions 19. Sentence-Final Particles 20. Imperative Sentences, Commands and Requests 21. Quotation: to, to iu, tte and ni yoru to 22. Nominalizations 23. Conjoining 24. Conjunctions 25. Conjunctive Forms 26. Conjunctive Particles 27. Abbreviations: Truncation and Ellipsis 28. Stylistic Effects and Point of View

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