Units of Study Offered in Japanese Studies

JPNS2671 - Japanese Sociolinguistics

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nerida Ruth Jarkey


This unit will explore some important characteristics of the Japanese language from social perspectives. The characteristics to be explored are concerned with the ways in which Japanese people use language systems to express their own social identity and their relationships with others: both the people they are talking to and the people they are talking about. Authentic texts will be provided by selecting from a range of reading materials such as academic essays, novels and newspaper articles.


continuous assessment including online learning activities (10%), 1x1500wd essay (35%), 1xclass test (25%), 1x2hr exam (30%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


JPNS1124 or JPNS2222 or JPNS2612


JPNS3621, JPNS3622, JPNS3631, JPNS3632, JPNS2301, JPNS2302, JPNS3301, JPNS3302, JPNS3114

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