Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Japanese grammar.
Accessible and systematic, it explores the complexities of the language thoroughly, filling many gaps left by other textbooks.
Clear grammar points are put in context using examples from a range of Japanese media. The emphasis is firmly on contemporary Japanese as spoken and written by native speakers.
Key features of the book include:
Written by experts in their fields, Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar will prove a lasting and reliable resource for all learners of Japanese.
1. Nouns 2. Case Particles 3. Phrasal Particles 4. Numbers and Counters 5. Demonstrative/Interrogative Words and Pronouns 6. Adjectives 7. Verbs, Valency, Copula and Sentence Types 8. Tense and Aspect Endings 9. Modal Endings 10. Adverbs 11. Adverbial Particles 12. Passive Sentences 13. Causative and Causative Passive Sentences 14. Potential and Spontaneous Sentences 15. Performative Sentences 16 Honorific and Humble Forms (Subject- and Object-Honorifics) 17. Negation and Negative Sentences 18. Questions 19. Sentence-Final Particles 20. Imperative Sentences, Commands and Requests 21. Quotation: to, to iu, tte and ni yoru to 22. Nominalizations 23. Conjoining 24. Conjunctions 25. Conjunctive Forms 26. Conjunctive Particles 27. Abbreviations: Truncation and Ellipsis 28. Stylistic Effects and Point of View