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Cognitive linguistics in education: the new paradigm of Japanese language teaching

Current interdisciplinary research was performed on the basis of linguistics and foreign language educational methodology. Analyzing current situation with the Japanese language teaching materials it could be discovered that due to the long academic tradition of teaching Japanese in Russia the basic concept of some courses and textbooks does not meet modern expectations of the language learners. To go beyond the traditional approach to the Japanese language education we would like to demonstrate how the results of the applied linguistics and cognitive studies may contribute to the foreign languages teaching process. The paper underlines and describes the specific features of the Japanese language grammar categories thus providing the clear understanding of Japanese linguistic world vision such as representation of “non-doing” concept  in Japanese language.