Fall Bilingualism The psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics of life with two languages. Topics include bilingual language use, processing, acquisition, organization; effects of bilingualism on cognition and development; the bilingual brain; the bilingual speech community; bilingual education; bilingualism in the media and public eye. Spring CAS LX Spring Crosslinguistic Approaches to Language Acquisition Exploration, within the framework of generative grammar, of how similarities and differences in the acquisition patterns of syntax, semantics, and morphology across typologically diverse languages provide key evidence about the essential nature of first and second language acquisition. Second Language Acquisition The goal of this course is to provide an overview of findings from the interdisciplinary field of second language acquisition SLAespecially as they relate to differences between adult and child learners and individual variation among adult learners.
In Chinese, most characters are associated with a single Chinese sound, though there are distinct literary and colloquial readings.
Additionally, many Chinese syllables, especially those with an entering tonedid not fit the largely consonant-vowel CV phonotactics of classical Japanese.
It may be that palatalized consonants before vowels other than i developed in Japanese as a result of Chinese borrowings, as they are virtually unknown in words of native Japanese origin, but are common in Chinese. This borrowing process is often compared to the English borrowings from Latin, Greek, and Norman Frenchsince Chinese-borrowed terms are often more specialized, or considered to sound more erudite or formal, than their native counterparts occupying a higher linguistic register.
The major exception to this rule is family namesin which the native kun'yomi are usually used though on'yomi are found in many personal names, especially men's names. As with on'yomi, there can be multiple kun'yomi for the same kanji, and some kanji have no kun'yomi at all.
However, Japanese already had two words for "east": Kun'yomi are characterized by the strict C V syllable structure of yamato kotoba.
Most noun or adjective kun'yomi are two to three syllables long, while verb kun'yomi are usually between one and three syllables in length, not counting trailing hiragana called okurigana.
Okurigana are not considered to be part of the internal reading of the character, although they are part of the reading of the word. A beginner in the language will rarely come across characters with long readings, but readings of three or even four syllables are not uncommon.
This contrasts with on'yomi, which are monosyllabic, and is unusual in the Chinese family of scriptswhich generally use one character per syllable—not only in Chinese, but also in Korean, Vietnamese, and Zhuang; polysyllabic Chinese characters are rare and considered non-standard.
These unusually long readings are due to a single character representing a compound word: In a number of cases, multiple kanji were assigned to cover a single Japanese word. Typically when this occurs, the different kanji refer to specific shades of meaning.
Sometimes the distinction is very clear, although not always. Differences of opinion among reference works is not uncommon; one dictionary may say the kanji are equivalent, while another dictionary may draw distinctions of use.
As a result, native speakers of the language may have trouble knowing which kanji to use and resort to personal preference or by writing the word in hiragana. Another notable example is sakazuki "sake cup", which may be spelt as at least five different kanji: Local dialectical readings of kanji are also classified under kun'yomi, most notably readings for words in Ryukyuan languages.
Further, in rare cases gairaigo borrowed words have a single character associated with them, in which case this reading is formally classified as a kun'yomi, because the character is being used for meaning, not sound.
This is discussed under single character gairaigobelow. Note that in both these words, the on'yomi has a long vowel; long vowels in Japanese generally come from Chinese, hence distinctive of on'yomi.Nominalizations For a printable copy, click here: Nominalizations Nominalization: a noun with a verb hiding in it.
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