Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC331504 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 社会言語学
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ナガタ リョウタ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri5-8:EDU K104
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented, Discussion, Hands-on work 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students Students in Program in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, Compulsory elective subject
Keywords Language variety, Language activity, Structure of conversation, Change of language, Policy of language 
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)
Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Acquiring basic knowledge of education of the Japanese language and culture. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The purpose of this course is to understand diversification of Japanese and the usage rules of Japanese  from the "society" perspective through considering linguistic activity conducted by Japanese native speakers at the unconscious level, and also to learn basic knowledge to do research regarding the relevant issues. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 With the sociolinguistics?-Positioning in the linguistics,A study and study domain-
Lesson 2 Variation of words<An attribute and words①>-regional difference-
Lesson 3 Variation of words<An attribute and words②>-gender diiference-
Lesson 4 Variation of words<An attribute and words③>-Generation difference-
Lesson 5 Variation of words<An attribute and words④>-Minority language, role word-
Lesson 6 Variation of words<A scene and words①>-A colloquial expression and literary Japanese-
Lesson 7 Variation of words<A scene and words②>-Speech level Schifft-
Lesson 8 Language contact and language transformation
Lesson 9 language planning
Lesson 10 Structure of the communication-Verbal communication and nonverbal communication-
Lesson 11 Structure of the conversation ①-start and end of the conversation-
Lesson 12 Structure of the conversation②-nodding and turntaking-
Lesson 13 Structure of the conversation③-Topic development-Structure of the conversation③-Topic development-
Lesson 14 Discourse analysis
Lesson 15 Summary-From the viewpoint of Japanese education- 
"No specific textbooks. Handouts are provided in class when needed.
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(More Details) Materials provided in class, Screen image (Video/PC/Others) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Reflect Japanese from a variety of points of view. Understaning according to a point of view, and being conscious of the relations between points of view, conduct preparation and review. 
Requirements "Prepare a ten minute conversation recorded and spelled out to confirm actual talk. Relationships, genders, topics or way to spell out are not decided formally but record of the first and last part of the conversation is needed. Talk materials will be used when you make reports." 
Grading Method Attendance, Proactive participation in class, Report are evaluated comprehensively 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Languages are closely connected with society. While enjoying their diverseness, learn a view of considering languages within a frame of social involvement. 
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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