Professor Shoko Hamano publishes a new book: Nihongo no Onomatope

Hamano book 2014
September 29, 2014
Shoko Hamano, Professor of Japanese and International Affairs, published a new book titled 日本語とオノマトペ:音象徴と構造 (Nihongo no Onomatope: Onshōchōto Kōzō  "Onomatopoeia in Japanese: Sound Symbolism and Structure") Tokyo: Kurosio, 2014. Onomatopoeia, which tends to be marginalized in the study of European languages, plays crucial roles in the Japanese language. In this book, Professor Hamano demonstrates the close synchronic and diachronic relationships between the regular vocabulary stratum and the onomatopoeic stratum in Japanese.