Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Educational Sciences Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Program
Lecture Code WND06000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本語構造論特講
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Structure of Japanese Language
シラカワ ヒロユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds1-4:EDU K109
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture-oriented, Discussion
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students Students of Japanese Pedagogy, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Keywords Japanese grammar, Teaching Japanese as a second language, educational grammar, synonymous expression, context
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)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Through study of Japanese grammar research result from learner’s viewpoint, provides understanding on win-win relationship between Japanese linguistics research and Teaching Japanese as a second language experientially.
1. Students of Japanese linguistics will understand the fact that idea s from Teaching Japanese as a second language as foreign language leads to vitalization of their research.
2. Students of Teaching Japanese as a second language will learn the recent research results on Japanese linguistics and use it for improvement of teaching contents and teaching method. 
Class Schedule      The theme of this year is "it is close, Japanese Grammar."「もう一歩の日本語文法」Japanese grammar from a learner's viewpoint (We could call it "Japanese pedagogy grammar") needs to be structured with different principles.

     This course consists of two Parts:
           I. More advanced grammar in introduction class
               (Ex:コソア, テンス, テイル, 受身, 使役, 自他,   ノダ)
    II. More lexicon-based grammar in intermediate/advance class
    (Ex:複合助辞, 取り立て詞)

     We discuss each subject to identify clinical issues and what kind of description is required to resolve them.

To be indicated in the class.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PPT may be used (about 3 times).
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Look over the distributed material beforehand and attend the class.
Requirements 1. It is assumed that students have a certain basic knowledge on Japanese language grammar.
2. Not only students in Japanese grammar but also students from Teaching Japanese as a second language and linguistics areas are welcome. Also, students in other major or other graduate schools are welcome.
3. It’s desirable to take the “seminar” in the 2nd term as well.
※This corresponds to “subject related to Japanese”.
Grading Method Mini-reports (50%), term papers (50%).  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message ○Non-native students and former Japanese language teachers to foreign students are welcome. They are the key persons in this course.
○Let’s fill the gap between Japanese language studies and teaching Japanese as a second language!
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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