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Classical Japanese: A Grammar

Classical Japanese: A Grammar
Author: Haruo Shirane
ISBN 13: 9780231135245
ISBN 10: 231135246
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2005-07-27
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
List Price: $60.00

Classical Japanese: A Grammar is a comprehensive, and practical guide to classical Japanese. Extensive notes and historical explanations make this volume useful as both a reference for advanced students and a textbook for beginning students. The volume, which explains how classical Japanese is related to modern Japanese, includes detailed explanations of basic grammar, including helpful, easy-to-use tables of grammatical forms; annotated excerpts from classical premodern texts, with accompanying grammar and vocabulary notes; and exercises and an answer booklet.