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JAPA351 The Structure of the Japanese Language

An introduction to the study of Japanese linguistics. Students learn how the core systems of language - phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics - operate in the Japanese language.

In this paper, students learn how to analyse the Japanese language linguistically and understand the structure of the language. This opens up your opportunity to conduct linguistic research making reference to the Japanese language.

Paper title The Structure of the Japanese Language
Paper code JAPA351
Subject Japanese
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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JAPA 231 and LING 111
JAPA 251
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff

Dr J.-R. Hayashishita

Paper Structure

This paper covers the phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics of the Japanese language.

Teaching Arrangements

One 2-hour lecture, and one 1-hour tutorial per week.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
A course reader will be compiled.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will demonstrate an understanding of the structure of the Japanese language and of some issues in linguistic research.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41