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Title Handbook of Japanese lexicon and word formation / edited by Taro Kageyama ; Hideki Kishimoto
Published Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xl, 707 pages)
Series Handbooks of Japanese Language and Linguistics ; 3
Handbooks of Japanese language and linguistics ; 3.
Contents Lexicon and vocabulary items -- Morphology and word formation -- Word classes and syntactic behavior
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Japanese language -- Word formation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Japanese language -- Lexicology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Southeast Asian Languages.
Japanese language -- Lexicology
Japanese language -- Word formation
Japanska språket.
Genre/Form handbooks.
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.
Form Electronic book
Author Kageyama, Tarō, 1949- editor.
Kishimoto, Hideki, editor.
ISBN 9781614512097