This concise, illustrated introduction to the main characteristics of Japanese is written to be accessible to the beginning student as well as to anyone considering learning the language or with a general interest in Japanese language and culture. It does not teach how to speak the language but provides a demystifying overview of Japanese from linguistic, historical and social perspectives.
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(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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Author Biography - Kenneth G. Henshall
Dr Kenneth Henshall is Professor of Japanese in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. His broad-ranging research interests related to Japan include language, literature, history, society, ethics, and management techniques. He has also published with Tuttle Publishing A Guide to emembering Japanese Characters and A Guide to Learning Hiragana and Katakana, and is the lead author of the revised edition (2003) of A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese.