• 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 Naomi Ogi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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The course aims to provide a systematic treatment of modern Japanese grammar for intermediate students of the language. Lectures will include regular exercises, with the objective of consolidating and extending students' grammatical knowledge and proficiency. Some theoretical aspects of Japanese grammar in spoken discourse will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of the course, successful learners will be expected to:

(i) Have good knowledge of the system of the Japanese language.

(ii) Be able to produce and comprehend various types of Japanese sentences/ expressions.

(iii) Be able to discuss basic issues of Japanese grammar; and

(iv) Have good self-study skills for further study of Japanese.

Indicative Assessment

In-class quizzes (40%) written tests (55%) and class performance (5%) for undergraduate students; In-class quizzes (30%) written tests (45%) and essay (25%) for postgraduate students

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Three hours per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS1013 and JPNS1015. You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed JPNS3550 or JPNS6550 or any 3000 level JPNS course.

Preliminary Reading

 Lee, D-Y (2006). ‘Involvement and the Japanese interactive particles ne and yo’, Journal of Pragmatics.

 Lee, D-Y., 2002. ‘The function of the zero particle with special reference to spoken Japanese’, Journal of Pragmatics 34(6): 645-682.

 Lee, D-Y and A. Yoshida (2002). ‘A study of –nda-kedo in Japanese conversation’, Sekaino Nihongo Kyoiku (Journal of the Language Institute of the Japan Foundation) 12: 223-237.

Tsujimura, N., 1999. The handbook of Japanese linguistics. Blackwell.

Backhouse, A. E., 1993. The Japanese Language: An Introduction. Oxford University Press.

Shibatani, M., 1990. The Language of Japan. Cambridge University Press.

Kuno, S., 1988. The Structure of Japanese Language. MIT Press.

Martin, S. E., 1975. A Reference Grammar of Japanese. Yale University Press.




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:
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.

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

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2873 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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