- Code JPNS2024
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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.
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.
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.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
- Weekly quizzes (in class): 40% --- LO 1, 2, 4
- Mid-term test: 30% --- LO 1, 2, 3
- Final exam: 30% --- LO 1, 2, 3
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Three hours per week in class. Total workload is 130 hours including independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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 ReadingBackhouse, A.E. 1993. “The Japanese Language: An Introduction”, Oxford University Press.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are assumed to have gained knowledge and skills of the Japanese language and culture at the beginners' level in both written and spoken components.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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