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Systemic Functional Perspectives of Japanese: Descriptions and Applications (FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS)

Systemic Functional Perspectives of Japanese: Descriptions and Applications (FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781845530532
  • Publisher: Equinox Publishing
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2013
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25 x 0.75 inches

Overview

While there have been occasional Systemic Functional treatments of Japanese before, this is the first volume dedicated to Japanese from a Systemic Functional perspective. This book is divided into descriptions and applications. The descriptions are further divided into the three metafunctions: textual, interpersonal and ideational. The applications of the descriptions are divided into education and computing. The contributions on education are a mixture of work on genres in Japanese and English, and applications of Systemic Functional theory to teaching Japanese as a second language. The contributions on computing present the application of Systemic Functional theory to the development of a Japanese language-based computer operating system. This volume features a foreword by Noboru Yamaguchi, one of the first linguists to explore Systemic Functional perspectives of Japanese.

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