Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Japanese References (was: I'M BACK!!! :))

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 2, 2003, 17:42
Douglas Koller, Latin & French wrote at 2003-09-02 12:16:52 (-0400)
> I remembered!!! (wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles....) The book > I have is one of the Routledge Grammars. I don't remember how to > write a bibliography, so: > > Title: Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar > > Authors: Stefan Kaiser, Yasuko Ichikawa, Noriko Kobayashi, Hilofumi Yamamoto > (consultant editor: Sarah Butler) > > Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) > > Copyright: 2001 > > ISBN: 0-415-09919-6 (hardback) > 0-415-09920-X (paperback) > > ( > > I bought the paperback version, and no price is marked, but hey, > AFAIC, when it comes to language books, money is no object. > > The format is much akin to the canonical Li & Thompson on Mandarin > Chinese and certainly as comprehensive (*and* with examples written > in Japanese as well as English transliteration, which neither the L > & T nor the Routledge Cantonese grammar has, alas). I think it will > meet most, if not all, of your Japanese grammatical needs. > > Good luck finding it! > > Kou > Thank you very much. It sounds ideal, and Blackwells has the paperback for £30.99, which while not exactly pocket change is not unreasonable. I'm particularly pleased by the comparison to Li & Thompson, which I've heard a lot of good things about.