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A History of the Japanese Language
by Bjarke Frellesvig


Overview - Bjarke Frellesvig describes the development of the Japanese language from its recorded beginnings until the present day as reflected by the written sources and historical record. 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 (800-1200), Late Middle Japanese (1200-1600) and the Modern Japanese (1600-onwards) periods, a complete internal history of the language is examined and discussed.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Bjarke Frellesvig describes the development of the Japanese language from its recorded beginnings until the present day as reflected by the written sources and historical record. 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 (800-1200), Late Middle Japanese (1200-1600) and the Modern Japanese (1600-onwards) periods, a complete internal history of the language is examined and discussed. This account provides a comprehensive study of how the Japanese language has developed and adapted, providing a much needed resource for scholars. A History of the Japanese Language is invaluable to all those interested in the Japanese language and also students of language change generally.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781107404090
  • ISBN-10: 1107404096
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: December 2011
  • Page Count: 462
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.93 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics - General
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