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JAL4130 - Japanese Sociolinguistics

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Helen Marriott


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


An advanced introduction to sociolinguistics in its application to the study of Japanese and English usage in contact situations. Special emphasis is placed on intercultural communication, cross-cultural discourse patterns and speech acts, and Japanese language contact.


Oral presentation (2,500 words): 20%
Review (2,500 words): 30%
Essay (4,000 words): 50%

Contact hours

3 hours (2 x 1 hour seminars and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week