Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year 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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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of 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 English linguistics、semantics、pragmatics、discourse analysis, communication, meaning, function, 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 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 (Semantic Relations and Semantic Changes)
lesson 3 Semantics II (Traditional Approaches)
lesson 4 Semantics III (Generative Approaches)
lesson 5 Semantics IV (Cognitive Approaches)
lesson 6 Semantics V (Functional Approaches)
lesson 7 Pragmatics I (Background of Pragmatics)
lesson 8 Pragmatics II (Traditional Approaches)
lesson 9 Pragmatics III (Relevance Theory)
lesson 10 Pragmatics IV (Politeness)
lesson 11 Discourse Analysis (Traditional Approaches)
lesson 12 Discourse Analysis II (New Approaches)
lesson 13 Communication I (Nonverbal Communication)
lesson 14 Communication II (Communicative Competence Models)
lesson 15 Course Review

Paper test 
Yamauchi, N., & Kitabayashi, T. (Eds.). (2014). Gendai Eigogakueno Apurouchi. Eihosha.  
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(More Details) Coursebook, course handouts, and sound materials 
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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%). (When this course is delivered online, different method is used for evaluation.) 
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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