Compilation of a Handbook of Usage of Japanese Basic Verbs for JFL Learners

Research field



Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Language Pedagogy, Contrastive Linguistics, Cognitive Semantics, Lexical Semantics

Project Leader

Prashant PARDESHI (Professor, Department of Crosslinguistic Studies, NINJAL)


The aim of the project is to compile a handbook of usage of basic verbs in Japanese for JFL learners. Verbs as predicators are one of the crucial components which determine the skeleton of a sentence, which serves as a basic unit of communication. This project focuses on the basic verbs which are frequently used in day-to-day conversation, and aims to develop a new framework for the compilation of a handbook of usage of basic verbs in Japanese by integrating state-of-the-art insights from various related fields such as Theoretical Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Language Pedagogy, Linguistic Typology, Contrastive Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics and Corpus Linguistics. The envisaged end product of the project is a set of small-scale bilingual handbooks (Japanese-Chinese, Japanese-English, Japanese-Korean and Japanese-Marathi).



National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics,
10-2, Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-8561, JAPAN

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