• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Peter Hendriks
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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The goals of the course are to see how the principles of historical and comparative linguistics are reflected in the history of Japanese. We will look at several important phonological and syntactic phenomena, (and at how they might be accounted for in various frameworks) both native and Western. Students will acquire a sense of the depth of the language, and an understanding of what is involved in doing historical linguistic research.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
1. understand the basic terminology and issues of the field of historical linguistics as they pertain to Japanese;
2. analyse a wide range of phonological, morphological and syntactic structures in Old Japanese and the Modern varieties
3. assess the typical arguments made in linguistic discussions;
4. identify dialect differences within Japonic;
5. analyse and compare linguistic systems within Japonic;
6. undertake guided research in linguistic issues of interest and present arguments and conclusions coherently, persuasively, and meaningfully;
7. reflect on and articulate how their own views on language change and variation have developed over the course of the semester 

Indicative Assessment

  1. In-class midterm exam (LO 1, 2, 4)  20%
  2. Final essay of 2,500 - 3000 words (LO 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) 40%
  3. Summaries of assigned readings (LO 1, 3) 10%
  4. Problem set and presentation (LO 2, 5, 7) 10%
  5. Group project (LO 2, 4, 5, 6)  20%

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Workload

32 contact hours (lectures/tutorials) over the course of the semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS2013 and JPNS2015 and LING1001. You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING3008.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4963 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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