Systemic functional perspectives of Japanese: Descriptions and applications

Elizabeth Thomson (Editor), William Armour (Editor)

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    This book is the first dedicated collection of systemic functional descriptions of Japanese. It represents the most recent, international work describing the system and structure of Japanese and how applications of the descriptions have been used in the fields of computer science and education. The book is divided into two sections: descriptions and applications. The descriptions section is organised into the three metafunctions: textual, interpersonal and ideational. The applications section explores education and computing. The contributions on education present work on the application of systemic functional theory to teaching Japanese as a second or foreign language. The contributions on computing present the application of systemic functional theory to the development of a Japanese language based computer operating system. Systemic Functional Perspectives of Japanese is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers of descriptive linguistics and applied linguistics and also for Japanese language teachers. It includes a foreword by Professor Noboru Yamaguchi, Tohoku University, one of the first linguists to explore systemic functional perspectives of Japanese.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSheffield, England
    PublisherEquinox Publishing
    Number of pages361
    ISBN (Electronic)9781781790939
    ISBN (Print)9781845530532
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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