Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC333505 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 語用論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
ナガタ リョウタ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Fri1-4:EDU K114
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture-oriented, Discussion 
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 Utterance action, conversational implication, Cooperation principal of conversation, Relevance theory, Theory of politeness 
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
(Abilities and Skills)
・Concerning methods and theories on Japanese language education, to deepen understanding through research, experiment and material analysis. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The purpose of this course is to understand the communication principle based on "efficiency" and "solicitude" by consideration of communication Japanese native speakers conduct unconsciously in the light of "conveyance" and "politeness." And also we learn the basic knowledge necessary to conduct research on the relevant issues. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 What is Pragmatics?-Pragmatic research topics-
Lesson 2 Speech act theory and its back ground
Lesson 3 Speech act thoery: Request, order and advice.
Lesson 4 Conversational implicature
Lesson 5 Cooperative principle
Lesson 6 Relevance theory
Lesson 7 Framework of Pragmatics: Advertisement analysis
Lesson 8 Politeness and its background
Lesson 9 Politeness, Honorific, and Naming
Lesson 10 Communication and Politeness
Lesson 11 Politeness in a Talk
Lesson 12 Language Action and Politeness Strategy
Lesson 13 Language Action and Politeness Strategy
Lesson 14 The Politeness Strategy of Japanese Learners
Lesson 15 Summary 
"No specific textbooks. Handouts are provided in class when needed.
(Reference book)
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Materials provided in class, Screen image (PC/Other image materials) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Catch communication with Japanese in context by the class again. Please reflect everyday utterance consciously from a point of view that you handled of a class. 
Requirements Hoped for to students who have taken Study of Social Linguistics. In this lesson, we will reconsider diversity of Japanese language and structure of conversations, which are presented at the lesson, at the viewpoint of politeness 
Grading Method Attendance, Proactive participation in class, Report are evaluated comprehensively 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message "The word is created and understood in the context. What kind of principles are there?
Please enjoy our complexity of communication requiring the ""efficiency"" and ""thoughtfulness"" and learn a point of view to understand the word in context." 
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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