PAAS 399

Sociolinguistic Issues in Japanese

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Also: LING 396

Formerly: JAPA 396

Examines the Japanese language in its social context. A wide range of sociolinguistic topics will be covered, including non-verbal communication and types of Japanese spoken outside of Japan. Attention will be given to linguistic, dialectal, and stylistic variation in speech communities, and to sociolinguistic considerations such as class, gender, and social setting.



  • Minimum second-year standing.

Undergraduate course in Pacific and Asian Studies offered by the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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