The new edition of An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
gives an updated, comprehensive account of Japanese linguistics, covering phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language change, dialect variation, and gender differences.
- Changes in the new edition include a new chapter on language acquisition, which includes experimental research and its implications for phonological, syntactic, and semantic issues
- Introduces linguistic notions and terminology and discusses theoretical analyses of linguistic phenomena in the Japanese language
- Focuses primarily on phonology and syntax, and adopts a generative grammar framework
- Includes exercises exploring descriptive and theoretical issues and reading lists which introduce students to the research literature