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Yamamoto, Akira Y.

Overview
Works: 25 works in 64 publications in 3 languages and 1,789 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Poetry  Haiku  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PL782.E3, 704.9470952074013
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Akira Y Yamamoto
Japanese ghosts & demons : art of the supernatural( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan has perhaps the most lively and richly developed tradition of supernatural lore of any civilization. It is comprised of some of the most relentlessly fearsome goblins, demons, metamorphosed animals and ghosts ever known to man. Japanese poets, actors, dancers, and artists have all delighted in portraying these monsters, often with a playfulness and humor that mitigates the demons' more ferocious qualities, but also with a bold, dramatic fervor designed to impress upon their audiences the lessons of folklore. For, like our own mythological and fairy-tale characters, Japan's supernatural inhabitants suggest much about the morals of the Japanese people and of their efforts to understand the mysteries of the world. This is the first book devoted to the study of the supernatural world and its representation in Japanese art. From the 17th to the 19th centuries many of Japan's most brilliant artists, including Hiroshige, Hokusai, Yoshitoshi, and Zeshin, allowed their imaginations free rein to present these mysteries in a variety of media, including paintings, woodblock prints, screens, netsuke and inrō sculptures, and fans. The 49 color plates and 75 black and white illustrations presented here show a stunning array of Japan's most fiendish figures. Each of the ten chapters focuses on one of the most important themes in Japanese lore, discussing its anthropological meaning and literary and artistic interpretations. -- from back cover
Haiku : an anthology of Japanese poems by Stephen Addiss( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by the seventeenth-century masters Basho, Buson, and Issa, and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide a survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory. The translators have balanced faithfulness to the Japanese with an appreciation of the unique spirit of each poem to create English versions that evoke the joy and wonder of the originals with the same astonishing economy of language. An introduction by the translators and short biographies of the poets are included. Reproductions of woodblock prints and paintings accompany the poems."--BOOK JACKET
A Haiku menagerie : living creatures in poems and prints by Stephen Addiss( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some 120 haiku by such masters as Basho, Issa, and Buson--all written about animals--are combined with woodblock prints and paintings of the great artists of classical Japan. The poems appear both in skillful English translation, as well as in the original Japanese
Culture spaces in everyday life : an anthropology of common sense knowledge by Akira Y Yamamoto( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hualapai reference grammar by Lucille J Watahomigie( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first and modest beginning toward a grammar of the Hualapai language, a Pai branch of the Yuman language family, this reference book is intended for use by: the Hualapai people to reaffirm the vitality of their language; the Hualapai teachers in their preparation of language materials for teaching; younger Haulapais to find the regularity and complexity of the language; and the linguists and general public to see the richness of the Hualapai language. Consisting of six parts, the reference book: reviews how a writing system was selected for the Hualapai language; explains the alphabet used and how each letter is pronounced; discusses the basic structure of Hualapai sentences with attention to noun and verb usage; explains how different types of sentences are formed and what they mean; and presents a discussion on nouns and pronouns. Other information provided includes an analysis of verbs in detail, a discussion of verbal expressions, and an explanation of sound symbolism; types and formation of useful expressions (modal, habit and repetition, and degree) are discussed and ways in which sentences can be expanded into longer and more complex ones are explained. Two appendices provide the vocabulary words and grammatical morphemes (Hualapai-English and English-Hualapai) that appear in the book. (Erb)
A haiku garden : the four seasons in poems and prints by Stephen Addiss( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiku landscapes in sun, wind, rain and snow by Stephen Addiss( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 120 Japanese haiku, spanning a period from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century
Haiku people : big and small in poems and prints by Stephen Addiss( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiku humor by Stephen Addiss( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humour has liong been a lively element in traditional Japanese culture. Through parody, satire, personification and wit, Japanese humour has a playful, subtle and incongruous nature. Here, the benign and gentle quality of Japanese humour is presented through 120 haiku by such masters as Basho, Issa and Buson, among others. Reproductions of nearly fifty woodblock prints, paintings and drawings accompany the poems
Gigyayk vo:jka! = Walk strong! : Yuman poetry with morphological analysis( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in North American Indian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of the Hualapai language( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication in culture spaces: a study of the buraku by Akira Yamamoto( )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reversing language shift in indigenous America: collaborations and views from the field by Teresa L McCarty( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School-Community-University Collaborations The American Indian Language Development Institute by T. L McCarty( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper describes the American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI), which can serve as a model for connecting school, community, and university resources to strengthen indigenous languages. Since 1978, AILDI has held annual summer institutes that team community-based native speakers of indigenous languages with academic linguists and bilingual educators committed to using linguistic knowledge to improve curriculum and practice in Indian schools. Over the years, AILDI has trained over 1,000 parents and school-based educators, raised consciousness about the linguistic and cultural stakes at risk, facilitated development of indigenous literatures and a cadre of native-speaking teachers, and influenced federal policy through a grassroots network of advocates. AILDI was held at various host institutions in the Southwest but since 1990, has been permanently housed at the University of Arizona (Tucson). AILDI emphasizes bilingual/bicultural education within a whole language paradigm, experiential and interactive teaching strategies, alternative assessment, and "empowerment" pedagogies; promotes collegiality among Indian educators; and facilitates the credentialing of participating educators. Also discussed are the funding and institutionalization of AILDI; its impacts on language maintenance and materials development in indigenous schools, on federal policy, and as a model for the recruitment and retention of indigenous college students; and lessons learned about shared commitment, outreach and local followup, permanent funding and a home base, and administration from the inside-out. Contains 19 references and a data table of AILDI chronology. (Author/SV)
The Syntax and Semantics of Possession I Japanese by Akira Y Yamamoto( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The possibility is suggested that the meanings of words are abstracted far beyond the range of cognitive concept, and that the role words play in the meaning of sentences is similar to the role phonemes play in the meanings of words. The meanings of the various forms are classed into a single paradigm known as the verb "mot-u" which is one of the means for expressing possession in Japanese. These meanings have various levels of abstraction, but they are all more abstract than the concept of possession. The meaning of the word 'possession' may be a universal concept, but even that is one abstracted beyond any possible reference in the real world. A person's possession of a portable object may be physical or legal. Though we may not always be concerned with which is the case, it must always be one or the other. If there is such a concept in any particular language, it is a predicating relationship between a possessor and a possessee. If it can be isolated, it will make it possible to explain the syntax of such expressions in terms of this concept rather than in terms of deep-structure lexical items. (Author/CLK)
Senkyūhyakukyūjūhachinen no shida shokubutsu bunken mokuroku( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduction by Akira Y Yamamoto( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oklahoma Native Language Association seminar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Akira Yamamoto discusses assisting American Indian communities in the preservation of their language through the development of language programs and curriculum. Question and answer session included
Siebold collection preserved in the Rijksherbarium : fern specimens( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Culture spaces in everyday life by Akira Y Yamamoto( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Japanese ghosts & demons : art of the supernatural
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Haiku : an anthology of Japanese poemsA Haiku menagerie : living creatures in poems and printsA haiku garden : the four seasons in poems and printsHaiku landscapes in sun, wind, rain and snowHaiku people : big and small in poems and printsHaiku humor
Alternative Names
Yamamoto, Akira 1930-

Yamamoto, Akira Y.

ヤマモト, アキラ 1930-

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