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Japanese the Spoken Language


Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300042818
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 94
View: 388
This Japanese typescript supplement, containing the Core Conversations, Breakdowns and Supplementary Vocabulary, and Drills. This book was prepared for use by Japanese instructors for whom the Japanese writing system is more familiar and therefore easier to read than romanization. It is NOT intended as a textbook for teaching the writing system.

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Japanese

The Written Language
Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden,Mari Noda
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui
ISBN: 9780887272042
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 502
View: 3167
This companion to the bestselling Japanese: the Spoken Language begins with the two kana syllabaries and introduces approximately 300 kanji, following the Spoken Language text les

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Japanese, the Spoken Language


Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden,Mari Noda
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300059410
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 132
View: 2894
This supplement to Japanese: The Spoken Languages (JSL), Part I, has been prepared to guide the instructor and the student step-by-step through the explanations of structure that are found in the main textbook. The question-and-answer format makes the material easier to follow by providing the questions that should be asked and the accurate answers to them. Meticulously prepared, this supplement makes the sections on structural patterns in JSL much simpler to use.

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Japanese

The Spoken Language : Interactive Cd-Rom Program PC Version/With User's Guide
Author: Mari Noda,Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300075632
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 94
View: 7824
This interactive CD-ROM program is a powerful tool for beginning learners of Japanese. It is based on the first part of the popular 'Japanese - the spoken language textbook'. The program contains 125 'Core Conversation' video clips, activities for practice in context, helpful explanations about language and culture, and student review and assessment, with native Japanese speakers providing conversation models throughout.

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Beginning Japanese


Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden,Hamako Ito Chaplin
Publisher: Google Print Common Library
ISBN: 9780300001358
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 426
View: 9170
Twenty lessons using dialogs, grammatical notes, drills, comprehensive materials, and exercises.

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Intermediate Japanese

A Grammar and Workbook
Author: Takae Tsujioka,Shoko Hamano
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415498586
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 278
View: 8754
Intermediate Japanese is designed for learners who have achieved a basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each unit combines clear, concise grammar explanations with examples and exercises to help build confidence and fluency. The book is divided into two parts. Part One outlines fundamental components of Japanese including particles, question words, verb types and tense while Part Two builds on this foundation by introducing grammatical patterns organised by the task they achieve. Features include: clear, accessible format jargon-free explanations of grammar many useful and culturally relevant examples abundant exercises with full answer key detailed index of grammar patterns. Intermediate Japanese reviews the principal elements presented in its sister volume, Basic Japanese, and introduces more complicated structures. Suitable for both classroom use and the independent learner, the two books form a compendium of the essentials of Japanese grammar.

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User's Guide to Japanese

The Spoken Language Interactive CD-ROM Program
Author: Mari Noda
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300075625
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 86
View: 7032
This interactive CD-ROM program is a powerful tool for beginning learners of Japanese. It is based on the popular textbook Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part I (Yale University Press, 1987). The two-disc set -- available in Macintosh and PC formats -- reflects JSL's sound methodology and, in a rich multimedia environment, complements the textbook with an innovative, interactive, and user-friendly design. It contains 125 "Core Conversation" video clips, activities for practice in context, helpful explanations about language and culture, and tools for student review and assessment, with native conversation models throughout. Whether used in the classroom or for self-study, the CD-ROM program helps students to communicate successfully in Japanese and makes learning both enjoyable and rewarding. A User's Guide, included with the CD-ROMs (and also sold separately), offers clear, concise instructions for the program's most effective use. In addition, it provides comprehensive guidance for learners of Japanese and answers to some of their commonly asked questions. A Faculty Guide is also available to help instructors incorporate into their curricula the components of Japanese: The Spoken Language, Multimedia Collection -- a grouping of new and previously published text, audio, video, and CD-ROM materials that together form a complete package for learning and teaching spoken Japanese at the beginning level.

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Performed culture

an approach to East Asian language pedagogy
Author: Matthew B. Christensen,J. Paul Warnick
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 9780874153071
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 255
View: 7483

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Reading Japanese


Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden,Hamako Ito Chaplin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300019131
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 609
View: 4577
This text presents a thorough introduction to the modern written language of Japan. It introduces 425 kanji characters.

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Sura-Sura

A Text for Intermediate Japanese
Author: Chie Chao,Chie Imiazumi,Masahiko Seto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780887101861
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 182
View: 8930
This intermediate level text presents short stories and essays in modern Japanese, alongside exercises and other helpful aids. Sura-Sura is written with the two-fold purpose of increasing proficiency in the language and affording an opportunity to gain insights into modern Japanese culture. Lesson topics range from economics and history to politics, but even include two well-known Japanese fairy tales. All the lessons build on a base of high frequency vocabulary but also contain the ingredients for spirited classroom discussion, so important at the intermediate level of language learning. A website developed by the authors accompanies the book.

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Atlas of the World's Languages


Author: R.E. Asher,Christopher Moseley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317851080
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 416
View: 6079
Before the first appearance of the Atlas of the World's Languages in 1993, all the world's languages had never been accurately and completely mapped. The Atlas depicts the location of every known living language, including languages on the point of extinction. This fully revised edition of the Atlas offers: up-to-date research, some from fieldwork in early 2006 a general linguistic history of each section an overview of the genetic relations of the languages in each section statistical and sociolinguistic information a large number of new or completely updated maps further reading and a bibliography for each section a cross-referenced language index of over 6,000 languages. Presenting contributions from international scholars, covering over 6,000 languages and containing over 150 full-colour maps, the Atlas of the World's Languages is the definitive reference resource for every linguistic and reference library.

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Let's Learn Katakana


Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 9780870117190
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 88
View: 2714
Teaches katakana, used for borrowed foreign words and other special phrases. The book includes guides to pronunciation and usage. There are three types of Japanese script-katakana, hiragana, and kanji. It is possible to read Japanese knowing only a limited number of kanji, but it is not possible with only a limited number of katakana or hiragana-one must know all of them. Let's Learn Katakana, and its companion volume Let's Learn Hiragana, is a textbook that introduces the learner to the basics of one of these fundamental Japanese scripts. Being a workbook, it contains

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Teach Yourself Japanese Complete Course(Book)


Author: Helen Ballhatchet,Stefan Kaiser
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780071592697
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 320
View: 3335
With Teach Yourself Japanese Complete Course, you can learn this language from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. It introduces you to practical themes, such as making travel arrangements, meeting someone new, shopping, and other every day activities.

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Let's Learn Hiragana

First Book of Basic Japanese Writing
Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 9781568363899
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 71
View: 595
There are three types of Japanese script-katakana, hiragana, and kanji. It is possible to read Japanese knowing only a limited number of kanji, but it is not possible with only a limited number of katakana or hiragana-one must know all of them. Let's Learn Hiragana, and its companion volume Let's Learn Katakana, is a textbook that introduces the learner to the basics of one of these fundamental Japanese scripts. Being a workbook, it contains all the exercises that allow the student to master hiragana by the time the book has been finished. Let's Learn Hiragana is a classic in the field, and the huge number of students that have used it successfully is a sign of its preeminence as a self-study guide.

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The Discovery of Spoken Language


Author: Peter W. Jusczyk
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262600361
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 314
View: 2168
Speech carries information about the structure and organization of language. Yet,speech is normally produced as a continuous stream without clearly demarcated boundaries betweenwords. A fundamental problem for any language learner is to segment speech in a way that correctlyidentifies the words of the language. This is a crucial step toward building a lexicon and learningabout the grammatical organization of the language. The Discovery ofSpoken Language marks one of the first efforts to integrate the field of infant speechperception research into the general study of language acquisition. It fills in a key part of theacquisition story by providing an extensive review of research on the acquisition of language duringthe first year of life, focusing primarily on how normally developing infants learn the organizationof native language sound patterns. Peter Jusczyk examines the initial capacitiesthat infants possess for discriminating and categorizing speech sounds and how these capacitiesevolve as infants gain experience with native language input. Considerable attention is paid to waysspeech perception capacities develop so that listeners can recognize words in fluent speech. Jusczykalso looks at how infants' growing knowledge of native language sound patterns may facilitate theacquisition of other aspects of language organization and discusses the relationship between thelearner's developing capacities for perceiving and producing speech. An appendix reviews the testprocedures used to evaluate infant speech perception capacities.

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Japanese

A Comprehensive Grammar
Author: Stefan Kaiser,Yasuko Ichikawa,Noriko Kobayashi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041568739X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 698
View: 9232
"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."--Publisher's website.

The Glass Palace


Author: Ghosh,Amitav
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780670082209
Category:
Page: 591
View: 652
The Glass Palace Begins With The Shattering Of The Kingdom Of Burma, And Tells The Story Of A People, A Fortune, And A Family And Its Fate. It Traces The Life Of Rajkumar, A Poor Indian Boy, Who Is Lifted On The Tides Of Political And Social Turmoil To Build An Empire In The Burmese Teak Forest. When British Soldiers Force The Royal Family Out Of The Glass Palace, During The Invasion Of 1885, He Falls In Love With Dolly, An Attendant At The Palace. Years Later, Unable To Forget Her, Rajkumar Goes In Search Of His Love. Through This Brilliant And Impassioned Story Of Love And War, Amitav Ghosh Presents A Ruthless Appraisal Of The Horrors Of Colonialism And Capitalist Exploitation. Click Here To Visit The Amitav Ghosh Website

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Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It
Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 038534810X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 336
View: 728
The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

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Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World
Author: Benny Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062282700
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

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Processing French

A Psycholinguistic Perspective
Author: Peter Golato
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300132956
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
View: 8747
Processing French presents a groundbreaking empirical study of the processing of morphologically simple and complex French words. Peter Golato's research offers an insightful account of the lexical storage and retrieval of isolated words and words within sentences. Processing French investigates the native-language processing of French, a language for which findings have not definitively supported a dual-mechanism account of morphological processing. Through word- and sentence-level studies, the book accomplishes two goals. First, it offers behavioral evidence in support of a dual-mechanism processing account at the word level. In contrast to English, however, the evidence with French does not turn upon a contrast in inflectional regularity among verbs but instead hinges upon a diachronic contrast, with synchronic relevance, in the productivity of derivational suffixes among nouns. Second, by incorporating the findings of the word-level studies into sentence-level studies, the book offers a window onto the morphological processing of displaced sentential elements, specifically morphologically simple and complex wh-moved nouns and raised lexical verbs. Peter Golato is assistant professor of French at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Processing French is decidedly original, and it is equally and decidedly sound. This book makes a superb shelf reference for anybody working in psycholinguistics, first- and second-language acquisition, and the syntactic study of French...and draws some fascinating conclusions about what might really be at play in human language acquisition." -Fred Davidson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign