Systemic Functional Perspectives of Japanese: Descriptions and Applications (FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS)
- ISBN-13: 9781845530532
- Publisher: Equinox Publishing
- Release Date: Apr 30, 2013
- Pages: 256 pages
- Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25 x 0.75 inches
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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