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Systemic Functional Perspectives of Japanese

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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.

Published: Apr 1, 2013


Section Chapter Authors
Foreword Yamaguchi Noboru
Systemic functional theory: description and application Elizabeth A. Thomson, William S. Armour
How to argue in Japanese: a systemic functional interpretation of the logico-semantic relations in Japanese expression Motoki Sano, Elizabeth A. Thomson
Description of MOOD in Japanese: examining Mood types in a selected set of texts Nagisa Fukui
The system of THEME in Japanese Elizabeth A. Thomson
Classifying natural phenomena through language: lexicogrammatical resources for constructing taxonomies in Japanese biology textbooks Chie Hayakawa
Nominalisation and nouniness as meaning strategies in Japanese political manifestos Kinuko Suto, Christopher Barnard
Learning how to mean in Japanese as an additional language William S. Armour, Reiko Furuya
Modelling writing: using the genre approach in the Japanese as a foreign language classroom Yuko Ramzan, Elizabeth A. Thomson
A computational model of language in context and its application to the understanding of Japanese text Noriko Ito, Toru Sugimoto
The components and structure of the context base, a database for computer text generation Yusuke Takahashi, Ichiro Kobayashi, Michiaki Iwazume
Index Elizabeth A. Thomson, William S. Armour

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