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Kodansha Kanji Learners Dictionary

Jack Halpern

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Kodansha International
01 July 2017
With The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary- Revised and Expanded, learners finally have at their fingertips accurate and in-depth information on all the kanji prescribed by the Japanese government. In all, 3,002 characters - 772 more than in the first edition - fill its pages, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of its kind.

The main goal of the dictionary is to give the learner instant access to a wealth of useful information on kanji, including their meanings, readings, stroke order, and usage in compounds.

Compounds pose a special problem for learners. Normally one must memorize them as unrelated units. A unique feature of this dictionary that overcomes this difficulty is the core meaning, a concise keyword that defines the dominant sense of each kanji, followed by character meanings, or specific senses the kanji can have when used in the living language. Together these features help learners understand the logic behind compound formation.

Another unique feature is the System of Kanji Indexing by Patterns (SKIP), a revolutionary indexing system that has gained widespread popularity because it enables the user to locate characters as quickly and as accurately as in alphabetical dictionaries. With SKIP, all one needs to do to find a kanji is identify the geometrical pattern to which it belongs, then count the strokes in each part of that pattern - a much speedier process than searching by traditional methods.

These features, and many more, make this dictionary the most powerful kanji-learning tool ever devised.
By:   Jack Halpern
Imprint:   Kodansha International
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 182mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 44mm
Weight:   900g
ISBN:   9781568364070
ISBN 10:   1568364075
Pages:   1296
Publication Date:   01 July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   Japanese
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jack Halpern is Research Fellow at Showa Women's University and CEO of the CJK Dictionary Institute in Japan, which specialises in the compilation of Chinese, Japanese and Korean dictionaries. A lexicographer by training and profession, he is a multi-linguist who has spent 16 years in compiling The New Japanese Character Dictionary (Kenkyusha / NTC) upon which this is based. Further research over recent years has resulted in the current revised edition of this best-selling title.

Reviews for Kodansha Kanji Learners Dictionary

Up-to-date, reliable, and easy to use this beautifully designed dictionary meets the needs of a wide range of Japanese language learners. -Y.-H. Tohsaku, President, American Association of Teachers of Japanese A must for those who wish to overcome the obstacles posed by the study of kanji an excellent tool that allows even beginners to look up kanji with ease. -Akito Ozaki, President, The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language -Up-to-date, reliable, and easy to use this beautifully designed dictionary meets the needs of a wide range of Japanese language learners.- -Y.-H. Tohsaku, President, American Association of Teachers of Japanese -A must for those who wish to overcome the obstacles posed by the study of kanji an excellent tool that allows even beginners to look up kanji with ease.- -Akito Ozaki, President, The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language Up-to-date, reliable, and easy to use this beautifully designed dictionary meets the needs of a wide range of Japanese language learners. -Y.-H. Tohsaku, President, American Association of Teachers of Japanese A must for those who wish to overcome the obstacles posed by the study of kanji an excellent tool that allows even beginners to look up kanji with ease. -Akito Ozaki, President, The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language A remarkable dictionary [that takes into] account what is really important to learners. -Keiko Nishio, chair of the Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT) Lets you discover the joys of kanji a great aid in learning Japanese. -Agnes M. Niyekawa, Professor Emeritus of Japanese, University of Hawaii Long-awaited this dictionary fully meets the practical needs of beginning and intermediate students. -Osamu Mizutani, President, Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language


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