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Learning Hiragana and Katakana: Workbook and Practice Sheets

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andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;Learning Hiragana and Katakanaandlt;/iandgt; is a systematic and comprehensive workbook that can be used along with a Japanese language textbook or as a stand-alone resource to learn the Japanese alphabet (andlt;iandgt;kanaandlt;/iandgt;).andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Japanese has 3 writing systems, all used together: hiragana, katakana and kanji. andlt;iandgt;Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakanaandlt;/iandgt; helps newcomers learn how to use the first two systems' basic 92 characters to read, write and communicate. With expanded writing and preparation space, this revised edition offers ample provisions for practice, review and self-testing at several levels. It also includes a detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana and the various kana combinations. Complete with a detailed pronunciation guide, this volume will prove invaluable for beginning students or those accustomed to romanized Japanese (andlt;iandgt;romanjiandlt;/iandgt;). This workbook is a perfect companion to Tuttle Publishing's andlt;iandgt;Japanese Hiragana and Katakana for Beginnersandlt;/iandgt; or any other Japanese textbook on the market.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;This workbook includes:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Systematic and comprehensive coverage of the two kana systems.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Ample provision for kana practice, review, and self-testing at several levelsandlt;/iandgt;andlt;liandgt;Detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of Japanese kana, and the various kana combinations.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Helpful additional information for language students accustomed to romanized Japanese.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Japanese pronunciation guidance for all basic sounds.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Vocabulary selected for usefulness and cultural relevance.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

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Revised and expanded

Synopsis:

Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive overview of the two kana systems needed to read and write Japanese. With expanded writing and preparation space, this revised edition offers ample provisions for practice, review and self-testing at several levels. It also includes a detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana and the various kana combinations. Complete with a detailed pronunciation guide, this volume will prove invaluable for beginning students or those accustomed to romanized Japanese.

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"Even long-time students of Japan will find the book illuminating and thought- provoking."—Sam Jameson, former Tokyo Bureau Chief of the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times

"Among the numerous books by foreigners on the intricate Japanese mindscapes and businessscapes, this is undoubtedly the most informative and eyeopening; it is rich in exploratory insight and provocative wisdom."—Dr Tae-Chang Kim, President, Institute for the Integrated Study of Future Generations, Kyoto

"KATA explains the rationale for Japanese behavior and fills in the blanks for everyone, including long-term foreign residents."—James Fink, General Manager, Colliers Halifax, Tokyo

In this first book ever to explain why the Japanese think and behave the way they do, veteran Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente, author of more than 30 books on Japan, unlocks the mystery of kata—the cultural molds that have traditionally shaped and defined the attitudes, behavior, and character of the Japanese and are primarily responsible for the traits and talents that make them different from other people—to explain what makes the Japanese Japanese, and how it effects all their personal, professional, and political affairs!

In some 70 brief essays, ranging from "The Art of Bowing" and "Importance of the Apology" to "The Compulsion for Quality" and "Exchanging NameCards", the author looks at the origin, nature, use, and influence of kata (literally the form and order of doing things) in Japanese life and how this cultural conditioning causes the Japanese to think and react in the way they do. Because all relations with the Japanese are influenced by kata, the key to dealing with the Japanese in personal or business matters requires knowing how and when to induce or compel them to break the kata and behave in a non-Japanese way.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Kenneth G. Henshallandlt;/bandgt; is a graduate of the universities of London (BA), Sydney (PhD), and Adelaide (Dip Ed), and is now a professor of Japanese at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Tetsuo Takagakiandlt;/bandgt; is a graduate of the universities of Wakayama (BA) and San Francisco State (MA). He is the author of several publications on Japanese language and linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804838153
Subtitle:
Workbook and Practice Sheets
Author:
Takagaki, Tetsuo
Author:
Henshall, Kenneth G.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
General Foreign Language Study
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Japanese
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Japanese kanji; Japanese kana; kanji and kana; writing japanese; reading japanese
Subject:
Japanese kanji; Japanese kana; kanji and kana; writing japanese; reading japanese; japanese alphabet; japanese book
Subject:
japanese language; japnese books; Japanese kanji; Japanese kana; kanji and kana; writing japanese; reading japanese; japanese alphabet; japanese book
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20061115
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w drawings
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 17 oz

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Revised and expanded
"Synopsis" by , Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive overview of the two kana systems needed to read and write Japanese. With expanded writing and preparation space, this revised edition offers ample provisions for practice, review and self-testing at several levels. It also includes a detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana and the various kana combinations. Complete with a detailed pronunciation guide, this volume will prove invaluable for beginning students or those accustomed to romanized Japanese.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Even long-time students of Japan will find the book illuminating and thought- provoking."—Sam Jameson, former Tokyo Bureau Chief of the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times

"Among the numerous books by foreigners on the intricate Japanese mindscapes and businessscapes, this is undoubtedly the most informative and eyeopening; it is rich in exploratory insight and provocative wisdom."—Dr Tae-Chang Kim, President, Institute for the Integrated Study of Future Generations, Kyoto

"KATA explains the rationale for Japanese behavior and fills in the blanks for everyone, including long-term foreign residents."—James Fink, General Manager, Colliers Halifax, Tokyo

In this first book ever to explain why the Japanese think and behave the way they do, veteran Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente, author of more than 30 books on Japan, unlocks the mystery of kata—the cultural molds that have traditionally shaped and defined the attitudes, behavior, and character of the Japanese and are primarily responsible for the traits and talents that make them different from other people—to explain what makes the Japanese Japanese, and how it effects all their personal, professional, and political affairs!

In some 70 brief essays, ranging from "The Art of Bowing" and "Importance of the Apology" to "The Compulsion for Quality" and "Exchanging NameCards", the author looks at the origin, nature, use, and influence of kata (literally the form and order of doing things) in Japanese life and how this cultural conditioning causes the Japanese to think and react in the way they do. Because all relations with the Japanese are influenced by kata, the key to dealing with the Japanese in personal or business matters requires knowing how and when to induce or compel them to break the kata and behave in a non-Japanese way.

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