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A history of the Japanese language

Bjarke Frellesvig

A history of the Japanese language

by Bjarke Frellesvig

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Japanese language,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementBjarke Frellesvig
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL525 .F74 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 436 p. :
    Number of Pages436
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25570452M
    ISBN 100521653207
    ISBN 109780521653206
    OCLC/WorldCa468978601

      Beginning with a description of the oldest attested stage of the language, Old Japanese (approximately the eighth century AD), and then tracing the changes which occurred through the Early Middle Japanese (–), Late Middle Japanese (–) and the Modern Japanese (–onwards) periods, a complete internal history of the Brand: Cambridge University Press. Get this from a library! A history of the Japanese language. [Bjarke Frellesvig] -- This volume describes the development of the Japanese language from its recorded beginnings until the present day.

    I have a fascination with Japanese Literature so I thought it would be great to read this book which was on the history of Japanese Literature. Here's the thing though, All my eye's saw were the words: A History of Japanese Literature. They did not catch the subtitle, The First Thousand Years, and most of my favourite Japanese books/authors are from a MUCH later time period/5. Modern Japan--including The Meiji Era and policies for modernization, from consensus to crisis (), and solutions through force. This contemporary classic continues to be a central book in Japanese studies and is a vital addition to the collection of any student or enthusiast of Japanese history, Japanese culture, or the Japanese s:

    The Dutch language was therefore the only medium by which the Japanese in the late 18th century could study European technology. The rangaku scholarly tradition heightened Japan’s later, wide-ranging responses to the West in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Dutch-Japanese dictionaries were compiled, and Dutch books were published. This book deals chronologically with the history of writing in Japan, a subject which spans a period of 2, years, beginning with the transmission of writing from China in about the first or second century AD, and concluding with the use of written Japanese with computers. Topics dealt with include the adoption of Chinese writing and its subsequent adaptation in Japan, forms of writing.


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