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JPNS3650: Japanese Language and Identity

This unit will explore a number of key language issues in Japanese and study how they contribute to construct cultural and social identity. Relying on authentic Japanese language materials as well as secondary scholarship in English, students will learn to reflect critically on the complex intersection between language, identity, and society in Japan.

Code JPNS3650
Academic unit Japanese Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand general theories and technical terms (in both Japanese and English) related to language systems that function to express identity and personal relationships
  • LO2. apply these theories and terms to particular examples of these systems in Japanese (both familiar and unfamiliar examples) and justify this application
  • LO3. collect and transcribe authentic Japanese language data related to these systems
  • LO4. analyse data using relevant terms and theories, and communicate analyses clearly, in an appropriate format
  • LO5. work collaboratively with classmates to expand data sets, and reflect on and refine each other’s data analyses
  • LO6. develop a critical response to the work of other scholars in the field on the basis of refined data analysis, and communicate your critical response clearly, in appropriate, academic English.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.