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Japanese in Action

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Paperback, 218 pages
Published 1988 by John Weatherhill, Inc. (first published October 1983)
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Manny
I was in Tokyo last week at a conference, and, while trying to get back in touch with my extremely rusty and uncertain Japanese, I remembered Jack Seward's book. The author, who must be the most extreme Japanophile I have ever come across, enjoys regaling you with anecdotes about this interesting language. Here was one of the ones I liked most.

Like many East Asian languages, Japanese grammar makes heavy use of the concept of "politeness" - this is about as important to Japanese as gender is to F
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My first Japanese language book 1 1 Dec 15, 2014 12:09PM  
Since 1941 Jack Seward has been involved with the Japanese language as student, teacher, and author of more than 30 books. He has also been a lecturer on Japanese culture and communication as well as a professional interpreter and translator. In 1986 the Emperor of Japan awarded Seward the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Third Class, for his efforts. Seward now lives in his native Texas with his ...more
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