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Development of Japanese elementary curriculum that emphasises spoken-ness

Lee, Duck-Young; Ogi, Naomi


This paper discusses the curriculum development which aims to enhance the spoken-ness or naturalness of two-way spoken conversation in Japanese. There are many special features in Japanese spoken conversation, such as particle omission, sentence-final particles, response tokens, fillers, repeat/repair and inversion. Being special characteristics of spoken Japanese, these features are indispensable to �natural� Japanese, and should be included in Japanese learning process if the goal of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia: Peer-reviewed full papers
Access Rights: Open Access


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