Analysis of Learner’s Production of Adjectives Using the Japanese Language Learner's Corpus C-JAS: The Case of takai

  • Irena SRDANOVIĆ University of Ljubljana
  • Kumiko SAKODA National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Keywords: Japanese language adjectives, C-JAS corpus, second-language acquisition, language production, learner’s errors

Abstract

In this paper, we explore learner production of adjectives using the Japanese language learner's corpus C-JAS (Corpus of Japanese As a Second language). Firstly, we describe the overall usage of adjectives in the corpus and discuss the distribution of the adjectives among learners including their correct and incorrect usages. Then, we take the frequently used adjective takai "high/tall/expensive" as an example and show how the learners' production of adjectives develops in terms of form, correct/incorrect usages, and lexico-semantic coverage.

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Published
2013-12-09
How to Cite
SRDANOVIĆ, I., & SAKODA, K. (2013). Analysis of Learner’s Production of Adjectives Using the Japanese Language Learner’s Corpus C-JAS: The Case of takai. Acta Linguistica Asiatica, 3(2), 9-24. https://doi.org/10.4312/ala.3.2.9-24
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Research Articles