Kodansha's Basic English-Japanese Dictionary

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This is an English-Japanese dictionary written primarily for students and teachers of the Japanese language. An index of basic Japanese words appearing in the dictionary is also included, which allows you to use this as a Japanese-English dictionary as well.

o Over 4,500 entries o Almost 18,000 vocabulary items o A definition of the basic meaning of each English entry and of each of its Japanese translations o Information on stylistic differences between words o Useful example sentences illustrating each English entry, together with Japanese translations, both in Japanese and romanized script o Notes explaining words with unusual grammatical behavior o Information on how to use grammatical particles correctly to match the meaning of the verb o Notes on how kanji are used, especially when several kanji can be used to write the same word o Pitch accent markers on romanized translations of the basic entries o Appendixes dealing with technical vocabulary, characteristics of the Japanese language, and grammar charts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784770028952
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA
  • Publication date: 1/17/2003
  • Edition description: BILINGUAL
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

EIICHI MAKINO, Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Illinois. Professor of Japanese and Linguistics, Princeton University. The author of A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar (with M. Tsutsui), Japan Times, 1986; A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar (with M. Tsutsui), Japan Times, 1995; Uchi to Soto no Gengo-Bunkagaku, ALC, 1996; Nakama: Japanese Communication, Culture, Context Vol. I (with Y. Hatasa & K. Hatasa), Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

SEIICHI NAKADA, Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Michigan. Professor of English, Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, Aoyama Gakuin University. The author of Recent Development in Linguistic Theory and Implications for Second Language Teaching (coauthored), Bunka Hyooron Shuppansha, 1980; Aspects of Interrogative Structure: A Case Study from English and Japanese, Kaitakusha, 1980; "Aspects of Contrastive/Comparative Syntax and the Teaching of Japanese to Speakers of English" in On Japanese and How to Teach It (ed. by 0. Kamata & W. Jacobsen), Japan Times, 1990; Proceed Japanese-English Dictionary (with M. Hashimoto et al.), Benesse Corporation, 1988.

MIEKO OHSO, Ph.D. in Linguistics, The Ohio State University. Professor of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Nagoya University. The author of A Study of Zero Pronominalization in Japanese, unpublished doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1976, Japanese for You: The Art of Communication (with Y. Koyarna), Taishukan Publishing Company, 1988; Gairai-go no Keisei to sono Kyooiku (with H. Quackenbush), National Language Research Institute, 1990.

WESLEY M. JACOBSEN, Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Chicago. Professor of the Practice of the Japanese Language and Director of the Japanese Language Program, Harvard University. Author of The Transitive Structure of Events in Japanese, 1992, Kurosio Publishers; "Agentivity and aspect in Japanese: a functional perspective," in Directions in Functional Linguistics (ed. by A. Kamio), 1997, John Benjamins; "Aspects of hypothetical meaning in Japanese conditionals" in Function and Structure (ed. by A. Kamlo and K. Takami), 1999, John Benjamins.

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