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The Japanese Language
Authors Haruhiko Kindaichi, Umeyo Hirano
ISBN0804815798 (softcover) [COPAC, Webcatplus, Wikipedia]

Review by Charles E. Tuttle catalogue

This classic study examines the nature of the Japanese language. Discussed are the highly debated origins of the Japanese language, the dialects, jargon, men's and women's speech and role-based relationships.

Review by Ben Bullock

Foreigners can read this to find out some of the odd ideas that Japanese have got about themselves and their language under the name "Nihonjinron".

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