"Japanese, The Spoken Language" by Eleanor Harz Jorden

Japanese, The Spoken Language Part 1 Eleanor Harz Jorden

Yale Language Series
Publication date:
10 Sep 1987
Yale University Press
392 pages: 254 x 178mm
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"One of the most reliable classroom textbooks of Japanese for beginners."—Yoshiko Nakano, Language

This first book of Japanese: The Spoken Language initiates a course in modern spoken Japanese that teaches current usage through drills and functional exchanges. The series is entirely romanized. Accompanying audio and video materials are available

For a quarter of a century Eleanor Jorden’s Beginning Japanese has been a colossus bestriding the narrow world of Japanese-language teaching, a monument to the endeavors of linguistic pedagogy. For thoroughness it has been virtually without rival, and few among the current generation of US and even European scholars of Japan can fail to have come under its influence. Now we have a new colossus, under a new name, even larger, more impressive and more magnificently panoplied than its predecessor."—Penny Francks, Journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies