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Structure of Japanese 日本語(にほんご)の構造(こうぞう)


Course Objective and Description: To gain a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics of the Japanese language. We survey the four major areas of Japanese: the sound system (phonetics/phonology), word structure (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), encoded meaning (semantics), and writing system. We also discuss a few selected topics in sociolinguistics, including gendered speech, formal/informal styles, and multilingualism in Japan. Basic linguistic terms and concepts are learned through the textbook, reading, and material, and supplemented in the lectures.

Map of Japan (Japan. Image. Britannica Academic, Encyclopædia Britannica, 7 Feb. 2020. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.) 


Japanese Family. Link Collection. Binghamton University Library 



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