L-OR/22 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

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Learning Objectives

Students should be able to read and to translate long excerpts from Japanese classical productions.

Students should get familiar with the grammar and other structures of the ancient language: the classical spelling, verbs and adjectives, inflecting suffixes.

Students should be able to cope with medium lenght and long excerpts from the Japanese classical productions.

Detailed Course Content

This course will follow the introduction to the study of Japanese classical language and will concern mainly the presentation of the inflecting suffixes.

It provides also the presentation of literary works from the medieval and early modern era, and the students are required to get familiar with their structures by analyzing and translating them.

The course will provide a brief introduction to the very basic structures of Japanese kanbun.

Textbook Information

Akira Komai, Thomas Rohlich, An Introduction to Classical Japanese. (Chapters 4.1 - 4.11)

Akira Komai, Thomas Rohlich, An Introduction to Japanese Kanbun. (Chapters 1, 2, 3)

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