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Routledge Intermediate to Advanced Japanese Reader: a Genre-Based Approach to Re
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Noriko Iwasaki (SOAS, University of London, UK) Yuri Kumagai (Smith College, USA)
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Routledge Intermediate to Advanced Japanese Reader: a Genre-Based Approach to Re

Noriko Iwasaki (SOAS, University of London, UK) Yuri Kumagai (Smith College, USA)


9780415593786

Routledge


Language Learning - Adults » Advanced Self-Study;
Language Learning - Adults » Reading Skills;
Language Learning - Adults » Japanese;
Language Learning - Adults » Japanese;
Language Learning - Adults » Japanese;
Languages » Japanese
Japanese


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288 pages

$81.99
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The Routledge Intermediate to Advanced Japanese Reader: A Genre-Based Approach to Reading as a Social Practice is designed for intermediate to advanced learners of Japanese and presents twenty-five authentic texts taken from a wide range of media and literary sources, which promote a deeper understanding of Japan among readers. The book is divided into ten genre-based chapters, allowing the learner to focus on the textual features relevant to that genre.

Key features include:

Selected texts covering topics related to Japanese language, society and culture encountered in the Japanese media, from news reports to interviews, book reviews, short stories and editorials. Word lists for challenging vocabulary and kanji provided throughout to aid comprehension and learning. Pre-reading activities to enable familiarity with the topic, the text's background and words to be encountered in the reading passages. Short grammar explanations of essential structures. Questions to help comprehension, raise awareness of genre features, promote critical reading, and to encourage the reader to think more deeply about the content. Opportunities to write passages, utilizing what has been learned by reading the text. Vocabulary and grammar lists at the back of the book.

The Routledge Intermediate to Advanced Japanese Reader emphasizes reading as a purposeful social act, which requires readers to make meaning of the text by considering the authors' choices in language (scripts, vocabulary, styles) in the text. The learners are guided to situate each text in society (for example, the author, target audience, social-cultural background related to the subject) in order to understand the social significance of reading and writing. This book aims to help learners develop the ability to critically read and write in Japanese for their own social purposes. It is suitable for both class use and independent study.

By:   Noriko Iwasaki (SOAS University of London UK), Yuri Kumagai (Smith College, USA)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 171mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780415593786
ISBN 10:   0415593786
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   August 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level
Language:   Japanese
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Genre 1 News Reports Genre 2 Survey Reports Genre 3 Personal Opinion Genre 4 Reviews Genre 5 Editorials Genre 6 Short Stories Genre 7 Interviews Genre 8 Speeches Genre 9 Essays containing Personal Narrative Genre 10 Essays on Thoughts and Opinions

Noriko Iwasaki is Senior Lecturer in language pedagogy in the Department of Linguistics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Yuri Kumagai is Senior Lecturer in Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

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