Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar, 2nd Edition
By Stefan Kaiser, Yasuko Ichikawa, Noriko Kobayashi, Hilofumi Yamamoto
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.
About the author(s)
Stefan Kaiser is Special Professor at Kokugakuin University, Japan, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Tsukuba, Japan.
Yasuko Ichikawa was previously Professor at the International Center, University of Tokyo, Japan.
Noriko Kobayashi was previously Professor at the University of Tsukuba, Japan.
Hilofumi Yamamoto is Associate Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.