Introduction to Study of Japanese Language I University of Tsukuba
This course covers the speech sounds, vocabulary, grammar, and discourse of modern Japanese.
Enable students to acquire basic knowledge about speech sounds, vocabulary, semantics, and grammar, etc. of Modern Japanese.
Related to major competence: skills to analyze linguistic phenomena
Evaluation will be based on the final exam at the end of the semester (80%) and the submitted work at each session (20%).
Lectures are given according to the composition of the textbook.Component units of language, characteristics and functions of human languagePhonetics and phonology, vowels and consonants, moraSyllables, accents, and pronunciation variantsVocabulary, vocabulary categories, word meaningsWord composition and word formation, word change, language and societyGrammar, sentence structure and parts of speech, verbs, and adjectivesConjugation, Subject/Topic, Structure of predicates (1)Structure of predicates (2), Modification and ConjunctionKanji, notation of idioms, kana and romaji notationThe Position of Japanese in the World's Languages
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