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    DescriptionThis book, first published in 2000, is a guide to Japanese usage for students who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English-speakers. Careful consideration is given throughout to questions of style, register, and politeness which are essential to achieving an appropriate level of formality or informality in writing and speech. There are also sections dealing with a selection of common social rituals such as greetings, introductions and apologies. Clear, readable and easy to consult via its two indexes, this is an essential reference for learners seeking access to the finer nuances of the Japanese language.


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    Title
    Using Japanese
    Subtitle
    A Guide to Contemporary Usage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William T. McClure
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521641555
    ISBN 10: 0521641551
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2GJ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: CBG
    Ingram Subject Code: LF
    Libri: I-LF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 18600
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    DC22: 495.6
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: FOR000000, LIT008000
    DC21: 495.68
    DC22: 495.6/82421
    BISAC V2.8: FOR014000, LIT008030, LCO004000
    BIC subject category V2: 2GJ
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PL642 .M43 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DS, CBG
    Edition
    Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Bilingual
    Illustrations note
    indexes, references
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 December 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "...the reader will find in UJ [Using Japanese] much useful advice for enriching his or her expressive potential in Japanese, as well as many passages of delightful reading on Japanese language and society." Journal of Japanese Studies
    Table of contents
    1. Register and politeness; 2. Words; 3. Grammar and verbal strategies; 4. Language and everyday life; Japanese index; English index; References.