刊行予定/ Publication Schedule
February 2017：Handbook of Japanese Syntax＜Vol.4＞
Ed. by Masayoshi Shibatani / Shigeru Miyagawa / Hisashi Noda
February 2017：Handbook of Japanese Contrastive Linguistics＜Vol.6＞
Ed. by Prashant Pardeshi / Taro Kageyama
Handbook of Japanese Lexicon and Word Formation＜Vol.3＞
Ed. by Taro Kageyama / Hideki Kishimoto
Publication Date: February 2016, ISBN 978-1-61451-275-2
Aims and Scope
This volume presents a comprehensive survey of the lexicon and word formation processes in contemporary Japanese, with particular emphasis on their typologically characteristic features and their interactions with syntax and semantics. Through contacts with a variety of languages over more than two thousand years of history, Japanese has developed a complex vocabulary system that is composed of four lexical strata: (i) native Japanese, (ii) mimetic, (iii) Sino-Japanese, and (iv) foreign (especially English). This hybrid composition of the lexicon, coupled with the agglutinative character of the language by which morphology is closely associated with syntax, gives rise to theoretically intriguing interactions with word formation processes that are not easily found with inflectional, isolate, or polysynthetic types of languages.
This handbook is an enormous asset for the linguistic research community at large. Japanese is a language full of fascinating phenomena in the domain of word formation and its relation to syntax, and thus an important test bed for theories of the architecture of grammar. With its detailed description of the facts and its impressive list of renowned scholars of Japanese, this volume is a reliable guide and a source of inspiration for further research.
Geert Booij, Professor Emeritus, University of Leiden
This is both the most comprehensive and most accessible work yet on the lexicon, morphology, and word formation in Japanese, a language whose rich vocabulary has a complex and layered history that is reflected in the depth and breadth of the modern idiom. The editors have brought together from around the world the leading scholars on the many topics that comprise this fascinating subject. The book will be a benchmark for many years to come.
Mark Aronoff, Distinguished Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook University
Handbook of Japanese Applied Linguistics＜Vol.10＞
Ed. by Masahiko Minami
Publication Date: February 2016, ISBN 978-1-61451-245-5
Aims and Scope
Applied linguistics is the best single label to represent a wide range of contemporary research at the intersection of linguistics, anthropology, psychology, and sociology, to name a few. The Handbook of Japanese Applied Linguistics reflects crosscurrents in applied linguistics, an ever-developing branch/discipline of linguistics. The book is divided into seven sections, where each chapter discusses in depth the importance of particular topics, presenting not only new findings in Japanese, but also practical implications for other languages. Section 1 examines first language acquisition/development, whereas Section 2 covers issues related to second language acquisition/development and bilingualism/multilingualism. Section 3 presents problems associated with the teaching and learning of foreign languages. Section 4 undertakes questions in corpus/computational linguistics. Section 5 deals with clinical linguistics, and Section 6 takes up concerns in the area of translation/interpretation. Finally, Section 7 discusses Japanese sign language. Covering a wide range of current issues in an in an in-depth, comprehensive manner, the book will be useful for researchers as well as graduate students who are interested in Japanese linguistics in general, and applied linguistics in particular.
This is a valuable resource that expands the definition of ‘applied linguistics’ and identifies the links among the various topics that fall under that superordinate. Bringing first and second language learning, literacy acquisition, foreign language teaching, mother tongue education, and neurolinguistics into a single volume emphasizes the degree to which common processes underlie language behavior, and to which language analysis is central to solving societal problems.
Catherine Snow, Harvard University
The topic of this highly professional book covers an incredibly wide area of applied linguistics researched by specialists. The topics of the twenty chapters cover applied linguistics in the fields of cognitive linguistics, theory of acquisition/proficiency, cross-linguistic transfer, strategies, style shifts, corpus linguistics, autistic language, translation theory, sign language, among others. This handbook is an ideal book for any person who is interested in second language acquisition as a theorist and/or practitioner.
Seiichi Makino, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
It is laudable that the editors have included considerations of sign languages in a handbook of Japanese linguistics, and I hope that other Japanese linguists will follow this fine example, as sign languages can provide valuable perspectives on other natural languages.
Susan Fischer, Professor Emerita, Rochester Institute of Technology
Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguistics＜Vol.9＞
Ed. by Mineharu Nakayama
Publication Date: June 2015, ISBN 978-1-61451-165-6
Aims and Scope
The studies of the Japanese language and psycholinguistics have advanced quite significantly in the last half century thanks to the progress in the study of cognition and brain mechanisms, and because of technological developments in experimental techniques. This volume contains 18 chapters that discuss the process of Japanese language acquisition as a first/second language and the mechanism of Japanese language perception and production.
This handbook represents the state-of-the-art in the scientific study of Japanese. This is essential reading for anyone interested in how children acquire Japanese or in the mechanisms used by adult speakers to comprehend and produce Japanese. The chapters are written for a wide audience by prominent scholars.
Stephen Crain, Professor of Linguistics, Macquarie University
This highly professional handbook presents findings and issues in the acquisition and processing of Japanese that have important implications for the general theory. It is impressive in its scope, covering topics ranging from infant's development in perception to sentence processing by L2 speakers of Japanese. It is a valuable resource for anyone investigating language as a component of the mind/brain.
Mamoru Saito, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Philosophy, Nanzan University
The topics selected for this volume, e.g. early language perception, count-mass distinction, root infinitives, quantifier scope, relative clause processing, are all of current theoretical interest for any psycholinguist interested in how abstract properties of language are acquired and processed. This volume, which reports state-of-the-art findings from competing paradigms, will be of immense value to scholars working on East Asian languages.
Thomas Hun-tak Lee, Professor, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Handbook of Japanese Phonetics and Phonology＜Vol.2＞
Ed. by Haruo Kubozono
Publication Date: March 2015, ISBN 978-1-61451-252-3
- First comprehensive handbook of Japanese phonetics & phonology.
- Serves as a guide to Japanese phonetics & phonology for all interested in linguistics and speech sciences including phonetic processing, speech perception & production.
This volume covers all of the phenomena of Japanese that have so critically informed the development of phonological theory over the last seven decades. Each chapter introduces a topic and reviews state of the art research in a way that will make it an invaluable reference work for both readers with and readers without specialist knowledge of the language.
Mary E. Beckman, Professor of Linguistics, Ohio State University
Of all nonwestern languages, Japanese has been the most intensively studied from the perspective of universal grammar and has had a major impact on models and theories of phonology and phonetics. The 18 chapters in this volume give a comprehensive account of this influence. Each synthesizes the results achieved, elucidates unresolved issues and matters of debate, and points to questions on the horizon. It is a unique resource for anyone interested in this fascinating language.
Michael Kenstowicz, Professor of Linguistics, MIT
This volume is a real achievement, covering an impressive range of material in substantial depth and detail. It will be a basic reference for any specialist, but perhaps more importantly I think it will stand for many years as the definitive single resource for any phonologist or phonetician who needs authoritative information on any aspect of the Japanese sound system.
D. Robert Ladd, Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh
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Handbook of the Ryukyuan Languages＜Vol.11＞
Ed. by Patrick Heinrich / Shinsho Miyara / Michinori Shimoji
Publication Date: February 2015, ISBN 978-1-61451-161-8
Aims and ScopeThe UNESCO atlas on endangered languages recognizes the Ryukyuan languages as constituting languages in their own right. This represents a dramatic shift in the ontology of Japan’s linguistic make-up. Ryukyuan linguistics needs to be established as an independent field of study with its own research agenda and objects. This handbook delineates that the UNESCO classification is now well established and adequate. Linguists working on the Ryukyuan languages are well advised to refute the ontological status of the Ryukyuan languages as dialects. The Ryukyuan languages constitute a branch of the Japonic language family, which consists of five unroofed Abstand (language by distance) languages.The Handbook of Ryukyuan Languages provides for the most appropriate and up-to-date answers pertaining to Ryukyuan language structures and use, and the ways in which these languages relate to Ryukyuan society and history. It comprises 33 chapters, written by the leading experts of Ryukyuan languages. Each chapter delineates the boundaries and the research history of the field it addresses, comprises the most important and representative information.