Japanese Linguistic

Osaka University
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
April September
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Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have successfully completed or expect to complete a 12-year or equivalent program of general education.
  • Applicants must have a good command of English. Certification of language proficiency is required for non-native speakers of English. In some cases certification will also be required from a native speaker if there are any concerns about English proficiency. Acceptable forms of certification include: TOEFL (IBT 85), IELTS (6.5), an International Baccalaureate, Standard or Higher Level English, GCE A Level or AS level qualification in any academic subject


  • In the field of contemporary Japanese linguistics, students collect samples of written and spoken phrases and analyze them in an inductive and systematic manner, paying attention to such elements as grammar, vocabulary, phonemes and characters.
  • In the field of sociolinguistics, fieldworks are conducted to identify differences in Japanese language depending on region (dialect), speaker gender and generation, as well as on occasion of language use.
  • In the field of applied Japanese linguistics, students learn theories of second language education and acquisition and carry out research into second language use, acquisition and education.
  • In all three fields, students study Japanese linguistics while at the same time paying attention to new linguistic theory and contrastive linguistic studies.

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