Principles of Japanese Discourse: A Handbook / Edition 1

Principles of Japanese Discourse: A Handbook / Edition 1

by Senko K. Maynard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521599091

ISBN-13: 9780521599092

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first book on Japanese rhetorical style and strategy ever made available for English readers. Professor Maynard presents, in thirty entries, clear explication of Japanese discourse organization and detailed analysis of the rhetorical strategies used. Also included are practice readings selected from contemporary Japanese discourse, including essays,

Overview

This is the first book on Japanese rhetorical style and strategy ever made available for English readers. Professor Maynard presents, in thirty entries, clear explication of Japanese discourse organization and detailed analysis of the rhetorical strategies used. Also included are practice readings selected from contemporary Japanese discourse, including essays, newspaper columns, a short story, a comic and an advertisement, with translations and wordlists. A helpful self-study guide, it is also an excellent reference source for students and instructors of Japanese.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599092
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; To the instructors; Part I. Preliminaries: 1. Beyond the sentence: discourse and bunshoo; 2. Rhetoric and culture; 3. Written, spoken and in-between; 4. Style distinction: da, desu/masu and dearu; Part II. Principles: 5. Rhetorical organization; 6. Rhetorical strategies; Part III. Selected Readings: 7. Prelude: on reading different genres of contemporary Japanese texts; 8. Reading Japanese texts; 9-15. R1-R7; Appendix; References; Index.

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