Tense and Aspect in Modern Colloquial Japanese by Matsuo SogaGoing beyond what has been previously written on tense and aspect in general and concerning Japanese in particular, this work lays the foundation for a systematization of aspectual categories on the basis of realized versus unrealized rather than completive and incompletive categories. Clearly presented and substantially documented, the material in this book makes a significant and original contribution to the study of Japanese linguistics.
Publication Date: 2007
A Reference Grammar of Classical Japanese Prose by Alexander VovinThis work is the first complete description of the language of the golden Heian period (794-1185) to be published in English. It presents an innovative morphological analysis arranged so as to facilitate reference usage and at long last provides a comprehensive reference work for learners and advanced students of classical Japanese. Each linguistic aspect and function, from particles to verb forms, is described in full and illustrated with copious examples. Free of linguistic jargon, the book is accessible not only to students of the language, but also to specialists in literature, history and culture. It features introductory sections on the historical and literary background, and on writing and phonology, a cross-referenced appendix of classical Japanese verb forms, and a detailed index.
Let's Learn Japanese with Hiragana and Katakana by Masumi KaiThis book aims to teach Japanese characters step by step, whilst also simultaneously highlighting vocabulary needed by beginners. Each word comes with an illustration to facilitate the reader's visual learning. The book also contains information on how to write a sentence by using the characters and vocabulary presented to the reader and contains exercises that teachers can use as homework.