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LING 285.07 Japanese Linguistics in Kyoto Seminar: The Linguistics of the Japanese Writing System 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 17, Waitlist: 0

Synonym: 63924

Mike Flynn

The Japanese writing system is often said to be the most complicated in the world, even as Japan has among the very highest literacy rates. In this course, we will closely examine this extraordinary aspect of Japanese society, including its history, relationship with the spoken language, psychological processing, and neural implementation. Finally, we will examine the controversy concerning the use of Kanji, its political ramifications, and look at how the Japanese are responding to various pressures on the system. Experience with Japanese is not necessary.

Prerequisite: 100-level Linguistics course

Participation in Carleton OCS Linguistics in Japan Program

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