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Title A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar

Author Seiichi Makino/Michio Tsutsui

Price 3,030 yen (tax included)

ISBN 978-4-7890-0454-1

Published 1989-03-20

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This is … the first comprehensive dictionary of Japanese grammar … a standard reference.
--Japan Economic Journal


A DICTIONARY OF BASIC JAPANESE GRAMMAR offers a new approach to the interpretation of Japanese grammar and provides, in dictionary format, a convenient reference of grammar-related expressions. Accurate and concise, the grammar explanations incorporate the results of recent research in Japanese linguistics.

This work is designed primarily for such people as those who
--are not satisfied with the grammar explanations in Japanese textbooks,
--have studied Japanese grammar but need more comprehensive information about its use in different contexts,
--want to learn the distinctions among similar grammatical expressions,
--are looking for a supplement to dictionaries which lack grammatical explanations,
--need a basic grammar review.

A DICTIONARY OF BASIC JAPANESE GRAMMAR consists of five sections.
The first section familiarizes the reader with the grammatical terms used throughout the text.
The second provides an overview of the major grammar concepts of Japanese.
The third and main portion of the text is devoted to descriptions and explanations of the basic grammar items.
The fourth and fifth sections, consisting of eight appendixes and three indexes, complete the text.

This book helps the reader to obtain an in-depth understanding of basic grammar structures, which leads to more accurate usage. Overall, it constitutes a standard reference for Japanese and can be considered indispensable to the study of the language.

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