The Language of Osaka, Kyoto, and Western Japan
|ISBN||0804818681 (softcover) [COPAC, Webcatplus, Wikipedia]|
Review by Ben Bullock
Teaches the dialect of the 21 million people in the Kansai region of Japan. Levels of politeness, men's and women's speech and minor regional differences are covered.
Similarly to Jeffrey Garrison's body language book, I found this book a somewhat lifeless list of words and example sentences. Many of the author's views about what is and is not "eastern" and "western" Japanese are questionable, making this book untrustworthy.