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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title The Structure of the Japanese Language
    Subject Japanese
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    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.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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