"Japanese, The Spoken Language" by Eleanor Harz Jorden

Japanese, The Spoken Language Part 3 Eleanor Harz Jorden, Mari Noda

Yale Language Series
Publication date:
10 Sep 1990
Yale University Press
416 pages: 254 x 178mm

This third book of Japanese: The Spoken Language completes 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.

"Japanese: The Spoken Language is the crowning achievement of this career. . . . More than two decades of thought and research went into the preparation of these materials, and the attention to detail shows. JSL [is] far and away the most consistent and rigorous language text I know of in any language. . . . The text series is arguably the most important contribution to Japanese linguistics since Martin?s A Reference Grammar of Japanese appeared in 1975. . . . [Jorden] has an uncanny knack for finding what is natural and appropriate and for sensing how the meaning of something in Japanese can be explained to the speaker of English. . . . Where others would edit and simplify to show the workings of rules, Jorden and Noda give the reader real Japanese, however messy it might seem from the point of view of grammar. . . . Jorden offers boldly simple solutions for a number of problems. . . . Demanding and rewarding."?S. Robert Ramsey, Modern Language Journal