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- DescriptionBjarke 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.
- Author BiographyBjarke Frellesvig (Ph.D., University of Copenhagen, 1993) is Professor of Japanese Linguistics in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford. He is the Director of Oxford's Research Centre for Japanese Language and Linguistics. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Oslo.
- Author(s)Bjarke Frellesvig
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication29/07/2010
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note9 b/w illus. 29 tables
- Weight780 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine25 mm
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