Cover image for Japanese stories for language learners : bilingual stories in Japanese and English / Anne McNulty & Eriko Sato ; illustrated by Rose Goldberg.
Title:
Japanese stories for language learners : bilingual stories in Japanese and English / Anne McNulty & Eriko Sato ; illustrated by Rose Goldberg.
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9784805314685
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First edition
Publication Information:
Tokyo : Tuttle, 2018.
Physical Description:
192 p. : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (appox. 105 min ; 4 3/4 in.)
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Summary

Summary

A great story can lead a reader on a journey of discovery--especially if it's presented in two languages!

Beautifully illustrated in a traditional style, Japanese Stories for Language Learners offers five compelling stories with Japanese and English language versions appearing on facing pages. Taking learners on an exciting cultural and linguistic journey, each story is followed by detailed translator's notes, vocabulary lists, and grammar points along with a set of discussion questions and exercises.

The first two are very famous traditional Japanese folktales: Urashima Taro (Tale of a Fisherman) and Yuki Onna (The Snow Woman) . These are followed by three short stories by notable 20th century authors: Kumo no Ito (The Spider's Thread) by Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927) Oborekaketa Kyodai (The Siblings Who Almost Drowned) by Arishima Takeo (1878-1923) Serohiki no Goshu (Gauche the Cellist) by Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933) Reading these stories in the original Japanese--and hearing native-speakers read them aloud in the accompanying free audio recording--helps students at every level deepen their comprehension of the beauty and subtlety of the Japanese language.


Author Notes

Anne McNulty is a senior at Stony Brook University. She majors in Linguistics, with a focus on Asian and Asian American Studies. Her research interests include translation theory and Japanese and Korean linguistics.
Eriko Sato is Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University. She teaches Japanese language and translation studies of Asian languages.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
About the Storiesp. 7
Urashima Tarop. 10
Snow Womanp. 22
The Spider's Threadp. 36
The Siblings Who Almost Drownedp. 60
Gauche the Cellistp. 110
Answer Keysp. 189