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978-1-56836-558-9

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258 x 180 mm

96 pages, 64 in colour

150 illust. + photos

An Introduction to the Sounds and Rhythms of Japanese Free わわ い CD だ こ
An Introduction to the
Sounds and Rhythms of Japanese
Free
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CD
Association for Japanese-Language Teaching

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WADAIKO An Introduction to the Sounds and Rhythms of Japanese

Association for Japanese-Language Teaching

An engaging and innovative approach to learn-

its sounds and rhythms:

from the authors of the world’s biggest-selling

ing Japanese through

FEEL

language course JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE,

this is an amazing book that will support any

learning method or textbook series.

THE LIVING BEAT AND TIMBRE OF THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE

Wadaiko (lit. ‘Japanese drum’) immerses students in the sounds and rhythms of the Japanese lan-

• This is the first book ever to introduce

students to Japanese through its sounds and

guage through songs, poetry, tongue twisters and

rhythms

It is NOT about

est in pop-culture,

writing

other word games. The purpose is to get learners

teaching sentences and syn-

tax: it IS about acclimatising the learner to the

to “feel” Japanese, to absorb it with their ears,

without being expected to understand it all. The

natural music of the language

book is divided into two parts. Part 1 is made up

Recent research shows a major reason for

of 5 lessons, and Part 2 of four “seasons”. Col-

our

most every page. Romanised Japanese is used as

an aid for those who haven’t learned the

system yet, and English translations of the songs and poems are also shown, but otherwise the text is in Japanese to conform with modern teaching

young people wanting to learn Japanese is inter-

manga and anime - this is the

perfect starting point

illustrations and photographs appear on al-

games expose students to Japanese culture and the beauty of the Japanese language

• A free CD is an essential part of this process,

Songs, poems, tongue twisters and other

methodology. There are exercises and questions,

meth-

being in Japanese

quizzes, and other interactive features. The free

CD

students can sing along with. Wadaiko has been

designed to work alongside any teaching

odology as a resource to aid understanding and

help

can be picked up at any stage of learning.

perfect pronunciation. Ideal for beginners, it

allowing students to sing along, or repeat exer-

contains audio of Japanese folk songs that

cises whenever they wish

Text conforms with current requirements in

orthography, with romanised

Japanese and English in the appendices and the

vocabulary lists at the bottom of each page.

The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT) was recognised as a

nonprofit organisation by the Ministry of Education in 1977. It was established to meet the practical needs of people who are not necessarily specialists on Japan but who wish to communicate effectively in Japanese. In 1992 AJALT was awarded the Japan Foundation Special Prize. In 2010 it became a public interest incorporated association. AJALT maintains a website at www.ajalt.org

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One of the many difficulties that learners

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up against is that so many words sound exactly the same, but

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mean something different. These homophones weren't bor-

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rowed from Chinese many centuries ago, but are native Japa-

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than 2 meanings, depending upon the Chinese character (or
than 2 meanings, depending upon the Chinese character (or

kanji) used to represent the sound. For example, hanasu can mean 'speak' or 'release' or 'separate'

話 or 'release' 放 or 'separate' 離 This is the first book to address this issue

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meanings for each sound are, as well as how these separate

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meanings are written in kanji. It is organised in

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forms to the preference for Japanese orthography in contem- porary teaching methodology, with all kanji also

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for masterin   written Japanese. 典   AGENTS FOR EUROPE, AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST & SOUTH ASIA

AGENTS FOR EUROPE, AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST & SOUTH ASIA

Kodansha Europe Ltd.

info@kodansha.eu / +44 (0)20 8293 0111

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