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24.946 Linguistic Theory and the Japanese Language, Fall 2004

 A linguistic tree.
A linguistic tree. (Courtesy of Mark Knauf and Etsuyo Yuasa, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL), Ohio State University.)

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Course Description

This course is a detailed examination of the grammar of Japanese and its structure which is significantly different from English, with special emphasis on problems of interest in the study of linguistic universals. Data from a broad group of languages is studied for comparison with Japanese. This course assumes familiarity with linguistic theory.


Prof. Shigeru Miyagawa

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session



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