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Linguistic Theory and the Japanese Language

This course designed at MIT is a detailed examination of the grammar of Japanese and its structure which is significantly different from English, with special emphasis on problems of interest in the study of linguistic universals. Data from a broad group of languages is studied for comparison with Japanese. This course assumes familiarity with linguistic theory. It is recommended for learners of the Japanese language who wish to understand the structure of the language as well as those who are interested in learning linguistic characteristics of the Japanese language.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
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