The topics studied are not only relevant to academics and advanced students working on Japanese, but practically to any reader who has interest in pragmatics and the Japanese lingua-culture, due to the explanatory power of Fukushima’s work. So, if the Reader is prepared for an academic tour de force and the exploration of a fascinating lingua-culture provided by an outstanding expert of the field, reading the present volume is a must.
From the Foreword by Dániel Z. Kádár, Dalian University of Foreign Languages, China and Hungarian Academy of Sciences