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 WND20050 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 社会言語学演習
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Seminar in Sociolinguistics
ナガタ リョウタ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Fri5-8:EDU A103
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Lecture, Discussion, Task 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students Optional for students of Japanese Pedagogy, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Keywords Lect, language behavior, conversation structure, discourse analysis  
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
Regarding a theme on social linguistics, which has been established through sorting of previous studies, collects data and analyzes/considers it. Through the process, provides learning on narrative analysis method and develops capabilities to identify/analyze/consider various issues in teaching Japanese as a second language.  
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Orientation
Lesson 2 Theme selection and how to find prior research
Lesson 3 The importance of Data
Lesson 4 Develop a research subject and plan
Lesson 5 Presentation on the subject and plan of research
Lesson 6 Collect and catalog data(group work)
Lesson 7 Interim report
Lesson 8 Collect and catalog data(group work)
Lesson 9 Confirm data for analysis and discussion
Lesson 10 Analysis and discussion (group work)
Lesson 11 Interim report
Lesson 12 Prepare for presentation(group work)
Lesson 13 Presentation
Lesson 14 Discussion on the presentation
Lesson 15 Summary 
"Textbooks not used. Handouts to be provided as required.
Reference books:
 『講座社会言語科学6 方法』伝康晴・田中ゆかり(編),ひつじ書房,2006年" 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Equipment: Handouts, image (video/PC/others)  
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Preparation and
In this class, methodology of discourse analysis will be learned through practicum. Considering what is the meaning each work process has, do the practicum.   
Requirements Practical work such as data gathering and analysis is the key for the class. So, please participate in such work proactively.  
Grading Method Students to be comprehensively assessed by work, participation in discussions and reports on results.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Conversation contains various rules. Through the practical work, let’s find out those rules.  
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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