Modern Japanese Grammar
Author: Naomi McGloin, M. Endo Hudson, Fumiko Nazikian, Tomomi Kakegawa
Pages: 274, 427
Modern Japanese Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Japanese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, particles, topic, honorifics, etc. Part B is carefully organised around language functions covering all major communication situations such as:
• Initiating and ending a conversation
• Seeking and giving factual information
• Expressing gratitude, likes and dislikes
• Making requests and asking for permission and advice
The Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Japanese. The book is divided into two parts:
Section A provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures
Section B practises everyday functions (e.g. making introductions, apologizing, expressing needs).
All sentences are written both in Romanization and in the Japanese script and a comprehensive answer key at the back enables the learner to check on their progress.