|Winter Term 2020 History of the Japanese Language (in English) - EAST 377
Prerequisites/Notes: Sophomore standing; one year of Japanese recommended
Catalog Description : This course explores the history of the Japanese language, including theories of its origin, the importation of the Chinese characters, Kanji, the invention of the Japanese syllabaries, Kana, the development of the writing system, lexical influence of loan words, and the evolution of both written and spoken forms in modern Japanese. The course also investigates two other lanuages in Japan, the Ainu and the Ryukyu languages.
Attributes: Diversity-Global GER (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course