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This video discusses some issues on Japanese vocabulary such as synonyms and homonyms while reading Yamaguchi (2006).
This video discusses Manyogana through a poem by Empress Jito in Manyoshu and the differences between this poem and her poem that is sited in Shinkokinshu while reading Mano (2011).
Japanese Existential Verbs 1
This video discusses the use of two existential verbs in Japanese, namely 'iru' and 'aru,' while reading Kudo and Yakame (2008).
Japanese Existential Verbs 2: Dialects
This video discusses what kinds of existential verbs exist in dialects in Japanese while reading Kudo and Yakame (2008).
"Easy Japanese" for Newcomers to Japan
Newsletter about "Easy Japanese" for Newcomers to Japan: Asian 344 Japanese language and linguistics Spring 2016
Anaphoric Judgement of Nouns in Japanese
English possesses articles to indicate which nouns are definite or indefinite, while Japanese lacks such a class of words. This lecture discusses how the context in which nouns are used plays a great role for anaphoric ...
Japanese Numeral Classifiers
In Japanese, a use of numeral classifier is mandatory to count objects. This lecture discusses the linguistics and pragmatic functions of Japanese numeral classifiers.
Japanese Loan Words 1
Japanese has been importing many words from many languages. This lecture discusses the historical background of loan words in Japanese since 16th century.
Japanese Loan Words 2
This lecture discusses the use of loan words in Japanese today and the related issues.
100 Years of Immigration, 25 Years of Dekasegi Return Migration: Globalization and Cultural Diversity in Japan Part 2
This lecture examines the recent massive "return migration" of Japanese Brazilian immigrant workers to their ancestral homeland of Japan and the problems and challenges of nurturing cultural diversity in Japanese society ...