- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 2 edition (August 5, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 4805312270
- ISBN-13: 978-4805312278
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.4 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana: A Workbook for Self-Study 2nd Edition
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"Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana gives you an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at kana. It covers the 46 basic symbols for each system, and the 61 modifications and combinations." —Eurolinguiste blog
About the Author
Kenneth G. Henshall has written many books on Japanese literature, history, culture, and language. A graduate of the universities of London (B.A. Hons), Sydney (Ph.D.), and Adelaide (Dip. Ed.), he is now Associate Professor of Japanese at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He has also taught at the universities of Auckland, Western Australia, California, and Waikato. He is the author of A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters, and the lead author of the revised edition of A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese.
Tetsuo Takagaki is a graduate of the universities of Wakayama (B.A.) and San Francisco State (M.A.) and was a senior lecturer in Japanese at the University of Auckland. He also taught at the universities of Hawaii and Maryland, and at Tsuda College in Tokyo. He is the author of a number of publications on Japanese language and linguistics.
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However, like another reviewer mentioned, I can't lay the damn thing flat. The exercises often go all the way up close to the end of the page, so I have to struggle to write on a curved surface. This workbook does itself a disservice by getting bound like a normal paperback. It would be so much more practical spiral-bound.
Seriously, I still recommend this workbook because the content is great. Just be willing to photocopy pages, or get it rebound or something. I really wish I had this as a spiral!
Edit: Forgot to mention, the first 16 pages give a great overview of the history of kana, pronunciation, and little quirks like wo/o, he/e, and ha/wa. I enjoyed reading the beginning, and considering I already know hiragana and just got the book for hiragana review and an intro to katakana, that's surprising. I actually learned new things about hiragana from it, and I've already been hiragana literate for a month or so. In light of the really helpful beginning I'm upgrading it from 3 stars to 4 stars. I still HATE how uncooperative the binding is, but it really does deserve it.