JPNB34 Colloquial Japanese

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jiří Matela, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miki Udržalová, BA (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jiří Matela, M.A., Ph.D.
Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
JPN221 Japanese language IV - 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 / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to introduce an informal coloquial Japanese to students who have already acquired basic knowledge of standard Japanese (especially in courses JPN111, JPN121, JPN211 and JPN221). Students learn about coloquial Japanese both in its reflected and non-reflected form. The content of the course shall also contribute to the students' image of linguistic variation in the system of Japanese language.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course students will be able to:
- state examples of expressions characteristic for coloquial Japanese
- characterise coloquial Japanese as a linguistic variation
- identify features of coloquial Japanese in a reflected text
- distinguish between formal and coloquial Japanese language in spoken discourse
  • 1. Introductory lesson
  • 2. Characteristics of coloquial Japanese I
  • 3. Characteristics of coloquial Japanese II
  • 4. Exercise I
  • 5. Coloquial Japanese in a written text I
  • 6. Coloquial Japanese in a written text II
  • 5. Exercise II
  • 7. Jargon
  • 8. Male vs. female speech
  • 9. Age stratification of coloquial Japanese
  • 10. Exercise III
  • 11. Exercise IV
  • 12. Final exam
  • Japanese Sociolinguistics :illustrated. Edited by Shinji Sanada - Daniel Long - Yoshiyuki Asahi - Yuehchen Chien. Second edition. Tokyo: Akiyama shoten, 2014. xii, 188. ISBN 9784870236165. info
  • ISHIHARA, Noriko and Magara MAEDA. Kotoba to bunka no kōsaten :bunka de yomitoku nihongo. First edition. London: Routledge, 2010. xi, 186. ISBN 9780415777087. info
Teaching methods
Language practice, work with texts and audiovisual materials
Assessment methods
Attendance of 80 % is a requirement.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Opakovaný zápis je možný pouze se souhlasem vyučující.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2019, recent)
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