New publication from Professor Bjarke Frellesvig


The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is proud to announce a new publication from Professor Bjarke Frellesvig, Handbook of Historical Japanese Linguistics (De Gruyter, 2024). 

This volume will be the first full-length exploration in any language of the details of the history of the Japanese language written by experts in the different subfields of linguistics. Overall, while including factual and background information, the volume will focus on presenting original research of lasting value. This includes presenting the latest resea rch on better studied topics, such as segmental phonology, accent or focus constructions, as well as both introducing areas of study which have traditionally been underrepresented, such as syntax or kanbun materials, and showing how they contribute to a fuller understanding of all of the history of Japanese.


Read more here.