Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC320304 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 英語学概説I
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction to English Linguistics I
ニシハラ タカユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues1-4:EDU L204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Discussion using the coursebook, course handouts, and worksheets (students will receive a notice by email or BB9 if this course is switched to an online course due to COVID-19) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students Sophomores
Keywords English linguistics, morphology, syntax, graphemics, lexicon, syntactic structures, SDG_04 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
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 morphology, syntax,  graphemics, theories about the origin of language, and sociolinguistics and introduces traditional approaches, cognitive approaches, functional approaches, and generative approaches to English language. Students attending this course are expected to deepen the knowledge of English language structures, develop a flexible and comprehensive view on language, and build up the abilities to analyze English language including EFL learners’ output. Various ELT-related issues are discussed from linguistic perspectives. 
Class Schedule lesson 1 Introduction
lesson 2 English Linguistics for English Language Teaching
lesson 3 Morphology I (Basics)
lesson 4 Morphology II (Derivation and Compounding)
lesson 5 Morphology III (Variations of Word Formation Methods)
lesson 6 Morphology IV (Current Predominant Word Formation Methods)
lesson 7 Morphology V (Blocking)
lesson 8 Syntax I (Prescriptive Grammar and Descriptive Grammar)
lesson 9 Syntax II (Traditional Approaches)
lesson 10 Syntax III (Generative Approaches)
lesson 11 Syntax IV (Cognitive Approaches)
lesson 12 Syntax V (Functional Approaches)
lesson 13 Theories About the Origin of Language
lesson 14 Graphemics
lesson 15 Course Review

Paper test 
Yamauchi, N., & Kitabayashi, T. (Eds.). (2014). Gendai Eigogakueno Apurouchi. Eihosha.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Coursebook, course handouts, and sound materials 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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. Materials are distributed online. Therefore, students should bring their own PCs to class. 
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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