Offers an integrated Japanese language course from beginner through to advanced level combining cohesive grammar instruction with functional examples and practices to build a foundation in the four key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. This textbook provides a step-by-step guidance to Japanese grammar.
"The Japanese Stage-Step Course" is a fully integrated language course from beginner through to advanced level combining cohesive grammar instruction with functional examples and practices to build a solid foundation in the four key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course includes the core text, The Grammar Textbook, Workbooks 1 and 2, Writing Practice Book, audio material on CDs or in MP3 format, and a companion website. An understanding of grammar is essential for students aiming to achieve a high level of proficiency in Japanese. Written by an experienced teacher, "The Stage-Step Course: Grammar Textbook" provides a step-by-step guide to Japanese grammar.With clear, accessible explanations and relevant examples to put each grammatical point into context, the Grammar provides a meaningful framework to develop the key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The book is divided into the following four stages: Stage One, building a foundation; Stage Two, towards more complex structures; Stage Three, adding sophistication; and, Stage Four, referencing.; Each lesson is accompanied by detailed vocabulary, conversation practice and reading exercises in the separate two workbooks to enable students to put into practice what they have learnt and consolidate their knowledge. The course also includes the Writing Practice Book, audio material on CDs or in MP3 format and a companion website.
Preface. Acknowledgement. Prepartory stage: Beginning the study of Japanese 1-1. Basic structures of Japanese 1-2. Three Types of Question sentences 1-3. Aspects of Predicates 1-4. Numbers and counters 1-5. On Verbs 1-6. The Adverb World 1-7. Topic, Subject, and Object 1-8. Plain Forms of Predicates 1-9. Bridging Stage One and Stage Two 2-1. Conjunctive Forms and their Uses 2-2. Adjective Clauses 2-3. Adverbal Clauses 2-4. Derives Verbs: Potentials and Passives 2-5. Stems and their Uses 2-6. Complex Words 2-7. Complex Predicates 3-1. Objective vs. Personal Expressions 3-2. Making Inferences 3-3. Embedded Information 3-4. Sentences of Causation 3-5. Expressions of Simultaenous Events 3-6. Emotive Expressions 3-7. Requests, Commands, and Imperatives 3-8. Overriding Particles 4-1. Adverbial Clauses 4-2. Adverbs and Adverbial Phrases 4-3. Complex Predicates 4-4. Conjunctions 4-5. Counters 4-6. Honorifics (Summary) 4-7. Media Print Language 4-8. On Words and Vocabulary Grammar Index (Japanese Words). Grammar Index (Concepts). Expression Index. Conjunction Summary of Predicates.