JAP215a Japanese language IV. - theory

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jiří Matela, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc.
Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:00–15:40 D51
Prerequisites (in Czech)
JAP200a Writing Japanese III.- theory && JAP201a Japanese language III.-theory
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Student further develops his/her knowledge of more complex grammatical structures and their usage with respect to sociopragmatic factors; he/she deepens the knowledge of system of polite Japanese (keigo), enriches vocabulary, especially adverbs and conjunctions; he/she learns some specifics of informal spoken Japanese.
  • 1. Revision
  • 2. Attributive sentences
  • 3. Constructions with –sō da/desu
  • 4. Conditionals
  • 5. Aspect
  • 6. Honorific verbs (sonkeigo)
  • 7. Verbs of modesty (kenjōgo)
  • 8. Embeded questions
  • 9. Passive
  • 10. Causative
  • 11. Imperative
  • 12. Revision of coursework
  • BANNO, Eri. Genki : an integrated course in elementary Japanese. 1st ed. Tokyo: Japan Times, 2000. 136 s. ISBN 4789010015. info
  • A Course in Modern Japanese. Staff of the Japanese Section, Center for Linguistic & Cultural Research, University of Nagoya. Nagoya, The University of Nagoya Press, 1983. 305 s.
  • Bunka chūkyū nihongo I. Bunka institute of Language. Tokyo, Bonjinsha, 1994
  • WATANABE, Minoru. O podstatě japonského jazyka. Translated by Zdeňka Švarcová. 1. vydání. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 228 stran. ISBN 9788024600581. info
Teaching methods
Lecture according to the study materials, with focus on basic syntactic structures and sociopragmatic specifics of the Japanese language. Students also get acquainted with the basic terms of the Japanese linguistics. Additional explanation based is offered in written form. Lectures encompass also short reports of study assignments by students.
Assessment methods
Weekly tests, final written exam, assignment report. Attendance of at least 70 % is required. The attendance is checked by short tests every week.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Do záverečného hodnocení budu započítavány i průběžné testy.
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zápis mimo japanistiku je podmíněn souhlasem vyučujícího.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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