Reading Japanese

Reading Japanese

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by Eleanor Harz Jorden, Hamako Ito Chaplin, Hamako I. Chaplin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300019130

ISBN-13: 9780300019131

Pub. Date: 09/28/1976

Publisher: Yale University Press

This new text has been designed to met the special needs of the foreigner who wants to begin learning to read Japanese before having completed a first-year course in speaking the language. It presupposes no previous knowledge of the Japanese writing system. In twenty-five lessons it introduces katakana, hiragana, and 425 kanji, providing an excellent foundation for

Overview

This new text has been designed to met the special needs of the foreigner who wants to begin learning to read Japanese before having completed a first-year course in speaking the language. It presupposes no previous knowledge of the Japanese writing system. In twenty-five lessons it introduces katakana, hiragana, and 425 kanji, providing an excellent foundation for the use of available intermediate and advanced texts. Reading Japanese is designed to be used either as a classroom text or in self-study programs. It is coordinated with Beginning Japanese, by the same authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300019131
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1976
Series:
Yale Language Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
613
Sales rank:
1,076,485
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix(2)
Introduction xi
Lesson 1 (Katakana)
1(9)
Introduction
1(1)
Notes
1(2)
Symbols and Examples
3(6)
Summary
9(1)
Lesson 2 (Katakana)
10(13)
Notes
10(1)
Symbols and Examples
11(5)
Diacritics
16(6)
Summary
22(1)
Lesson 3 (Katakana)
23(13)
Notes
23(1)
Symbols and Examples
24(11)
Summary
35(1)
Lesson 4 (Katakana)
36(12)
Long Consonants
36(3)
Syllables Consisting of Consonant + y + Vowel
39(2)
Innovative Pronunciation
41(3)
Summary of Common Variant Correspondences
44(1)
Supplement
45(3)
Lesson 5 (Hiragana)
48(11)
Introduction
48(1)
Symbols and Examples
49(5)
Summary
54(1)
Nigori and Maru
54(1)
Reading Drills
55(4)
Lesson 6 (Hiragana)
59(11)
Symbols and Examples
59(6)
Summary
65(1)
Long Consonants and Long Vowels
65(2)
Reading Drills
67(3)
Lesson 7 (Hiragana)
70(11)
Symbols and Examples
70(5)
Summary
75(1)
Syllables Consisting of Consonant + y + Vowel
76(1)
Reading Drills
77(4)
Lesson 8 (Hiragana)
81(9)
Symbols and Examples
81(2)
Historical Spelling
83(2)
Special Symbols
85(1)
Summary (Katakana, Hiragana)
86(1)
Reading Drills
86(4)
Lesson 9 (Kanzi 1-25)
90(23)
Introduction
90(4)
Kanzi
94(15)
Reading Drills
109(4)
Lesson 10 (Kanzi 26-50)
113(18)
Kanzi
113(14)
Reading Drills
127(2)
Supplement (Ordering of Syllables)
129(2)
Lesson 11 (Kanzi 51-75)
131(24)
Kanzi
131(12)
Reading Drills
143(2)
Contextual Reading
145(8)
Supplement (Hotel Advertisement)
153(2)
Lesson 12 (Kanzi 76-100)
155(23)
Kanzi
155(12)
Reading Drills
167(3)
Contextual Reading
170(6)
Supplement (Inn Advertisement)
176(2)
Lesson 13 (Kanzi 101-125)
178(24)
Kanzi
178(12)
Reading Drills
190(3)
Contextual Reading
193(7)
Supplement (Clothing Advertisement)
200(2)
Lesson 14 (Kanzi 126-150)
202(27)
Kanzi
202(13)
Reading Drills
215(2)
Contextual Reading
217(9)
Supplement (Kanzi Dictionaries)
226(3)
Lesson 15 (Kanzi 151-175)
229(26)
Kanzi
229(13)
Reading Drills
242(3)
Contextual Reading
245(8)
Supplement (Personal and Place Names)
253(2)
Lesson 16 (Kanzi 176-200)
255(24)
Kanzi
255(13)
Reading Drills
268(3)
Contextual Reading
271(7)
Supplement (Weather Report Drill)
278(1)
Lesson 17 (Kanzi 201-225)
279(28)
Kanzi
279(13)
Reading Drills
292(3)
Contextual Reading
295(11)
Supplement (Family Tree)
306(1)
Lesson 18 (Kanzi 226-250)
307(23)
Kanzi
307(11)
Reading Drills
318(4)
Contextual Reading
322(6)
Supplement (Printing Samples)
328(2)
Lesson 19 (Kanzi 251-275)
330(29)
Kanzi
330(13)
Reading Drills
343(4)
Contextual Reading
347(9)
Supplement (Linguistic Borrowing)
356(3)
Lesson 20 (Kanzi 276-300)
359(26)
Kanzi
359(13)
Reading Drills
372(4)
Contextual Reading
376(7)
Supplement (Some Notes on Kanzi)
383(2)
Lesson 21 (Kanzi 301-325)
385(31)
Kanzi
385(14)
Reading Drills
399(5)
Contextual Reading
404(10)
Supplement (Advertising Samples)
414(2)
Lesson 22 (Kanzi 326-350)
416(31)
Kanzi
416(14)
Reading Drills
430(4)
Contextual Reading
434(9)
Supplement (Postcards)
443(4)
Lesson 23 (Kanzi 351-375)
447(30)
Kanzi
447(14)
Reading Drills
461(4)
Contextual Reading
465(9)
Supplement (Stylistic Variation)
474(3)
Lesson 24 (Kanzi 376-400)
477(37)
Kanzi
477(21)
Reading Drills
498(3)
Contextual Reading
501(10)
Reading Selection Supplement (Personal History Record)
511(3)
Lesson 25 (Kanzi 401-425)
514(33)
Kanzi
514(17)
Reading Drills
531(4)
Contextual Reading
535(9)
Supplement (New Year's Greeting Card)
544(3)
Appendix 1 (Kanzi 1-425) 547(8)
Appendix 2 (Kanzi by Stroke Count) 555(12)
Appendix 3 (Kanzi According to Radicals) 567(20)
Appendix 4 (Kanzi Readings) 587(18)
Vocabulary 605(4)
Index 609

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Reading Japanese 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Hi, im elecmon. Im just a teenager, but i still am into japanese and new age music more than boys, rap, and make-up (curse the rap!!!) I have been searching for a long time to find a book easy enough to help me learn Japanese, (i love japanese! ^__^) because i am kind of a slow learner, and I finally came across this book. It was amazing! Its so easy, and I enjoyed every minute of it! Thats why this book gets 5 brilliant, dazzleing stars from me!