The acclaimed, best-selling Japanese grammar dictionary series now complete!
A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar, the third volume in the widely-acclaimed, bestselling Japanese grammar dictionary series, is designed to introduce students of Japanese to advanced-level Japanese grammar expressions and help them deepen their understanding of the critical and subtle differences in meaning and usage between the target expressions and other synonymous expressions. Following the same format as the previously published volumes, A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar and A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar, the book offers approximately 230 Japanese grammar items that are believed to be highly important for students striving to master advanced-level Japanese and also for instructors who teach Japanese at that level. This book is especially useful when reading advanced-level materials such as newspapers, professional journals, technical/business/legal documents, academic papers, and literature.
–Special Topics in Advanced Japanese Grammar
This section focuses on six topics: adjective classification in Japanese, interpretations of “N1 no N2,” concepts of politeness and formality, meanings of rhetorical questions, metaphorical expressions, and number marking in Japanese.
Which have been carefully selected by examining upper-level textbooks and other teaching materials. Each entry offers detailed and lucid descriptions of its meanings and usages, along with abundant examples showing authentic usage. In-depth comparisons between the target expression and expressions similar to it in meaning or form (approximately 430 items in all) are also included.
The English Index enables students to look up the book’s main entries using English. The Japanese Index is comprehensive; it includes all the main entries and related expressions that appear in this book and in DBJG and DIJG.
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.