• 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 2018
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The course aims to provide a systematic treatment of modern Japanese grammar and vocabulary for intermediate students of the language. It examines various grammatical items and interrelations between Japanese words. It will therefore help students in their acquisition of Japanese language skills. Lectures will be supplemented by regular exercises, with the objective of consolidating and extending students’ knowledge of Japanese grammar and vocabulary/expressions. Some theoretical aspects of the language will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

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

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the linguistic nature of Japanese grammar and vocabulary;
2. Demonstrate an enriched grammatical knowledge and vocabulary for communicating in various situations at an intermediate level of Japanese;
3. Discuss basic issues of Japanese grammar and lexicon;
4. Analyse Japanese grammar and lexicon.

Other Information

Proficiency level
Students who successfully complete this course will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N3 to N4-3, depending on their performance and degree of engagement.

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This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Weekly quizzes (in class): 40% --- LO 1, 2, 4 
  2. Mid-term test: 30% --- LO 1, 2, 3
  3. Final exam: 30% --- LO 1, 2, 3

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Workload

Three hours per week in class. Total workload is 130 hours including independent study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed JPNS2003 and JPNS2005, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Japanese language placement test. You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed JPNS2015, JPNS6024 or any 3000 level JPNS course.

Prescribed Texts

- Backhouse, A.E. 1993. “The Japanese Language: An Introduction”, Oxford University Press.
- Ichikawa, Y., 2001. “Japanese, a comprehensive grammar”, Routledge.
- Lee, D., 2002. The function of the zero particle with special reference to spoken Japanese, “Journal of Pragmatics” 34: pp. 645-682.
- Lee, D., 2007. Involvement an the Japanese interactive particles Ne and Yo. “Journal of Pragmatics” 39: pp. 363-388.
- Miura, A. 1989. “Japanese Words and Their Uses”, Charles E Tuttle Company Inc.
- Ono, H., 1973. “Japanese Grammar”. Hokuseido Press

Preliminary Reading

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

Assumed Knowledge

Students are assumed to have gained knowledge and skills of the Japanese language and culture at the beginners' level in both written and spoken components.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
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
2286 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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