Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC320405 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 英語学概説II
Subject Name
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Introduction to English Linguistics (Pragmatics)
ニシハラ タカユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues1-4:EDU K108
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Online course: Please download the instruction files from BB9 on the first day of the course. Please follow the instruction for taking this course.  
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students Juniors
Keywords Function, meaning, and use of English language, SDG_04 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Secondary School English Language Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To have a basic knolwedge of the contents of secondary English education. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course covers semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, stylistics, and literary theory and introduces various approaches to function, meaning, and use of English language. Students attending this course are expected to deepen the knowledge on these aspects of English language,  build up the abilities to analyze English language including EFL learners’ output, and develop a flexible and comprehensive view on language. Various ELT-related issues are discussed from linguistic perspectives. 
Class Schedule lesson 1 Introduction
lesson 2 Semantics I (Traditional Approaches)
lesson 3 Semantics II (Cognitive Approaches)
lesson 4 Semantics III (Functional Approaches)
lesson 5 Pragmatics I (Traditional Approaches)
lesson 6 Pragmatics II (New Approaches)
lesson 7 Pragmatics and Phonetics: Intonation
lesson 8 Discourse Analysis I (Traditional Approaches)
lesson 9 Discourse Analysis II (New Approaches)
lesson 10 Stylistics I (Language of English Poetry)
lesson 11 Stylistics II (Language of English Novels)
lesson 12 Stylistics III (Language of English Plays)
lesson 13 Literary Theory I (Theories before 1950s)
lesson 14 Literary Theory II (Theories after 1950s)
lesson 15 Course Review

Paper test 
Yamauchi, N., & Kitabayashi, T. (Eds.). (2014). Gendai Eigogakueno Apurouchi. Eihosha.  
PC or AV used in
Coursebook, course handouts, and sound materials 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Read the chapter or materials assigned in the previous session and prepare for a review quiz.  
Requirements This is a compulsory course for DELCE students.  
Grading Method Participation (20%), performance on quizzes (40%), and the final (40%).  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message The instruction language is mainly Japanese. Teaching materials include both Japanese and English languages.  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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