Spoken grammar of the Japanese elementary course

Duck-Young Lee, Marina Hirose

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    Like many other languages, Japanese has many special features, such as particle omission, sentence-final particles, responsive tokens, and so forth, that are unique to its spoken language (typically face‐to-face conversation). In spoken Japanese, these features are indispensable for initiating and maintaining a conversation through a collaborative interaction with other speakers, and also for deploying their utterances in a natural form. Therefore, these features should be included in the learning process of Japanese education given that one of the most fundamental goals of language education is to acquire conversation skills of the language in a natural form. Nevertheless, the importance of these feature has been neglected and virtually no research has previously been undertaken on these features in the literature of Japanese education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)107-126
    JournalJournal of Japanese Language
    Publication statusPublished - 2022


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