Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC333203 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 言語の比較と対照研究
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Comparative and Contrastive Study of Langauge
ニシナ ヨウコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, assignments, student presentations, discussion 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students
Keywords General Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Language Description, Functional Typology, Indonesian 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
(Abilities and Skills)
・Concerning education of the Japanese language and culture, to be able to set up a research topic and conduct research based on materials, books, and information. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The course deals with the cognitive organization of linguistic structure and language use. Sample languages will be selected in the interest of participants. In this term, the target language will be Indonesian. We will learn how to approach language from a scientific perspective, make comparison highlighting both the variability and systematic nature of all levels of linguistics structure. It is also intended to provide students with an opportunity to look at their own language and culture from a different point of view. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction
lesson2 Methodology
lesson3 Phonology
lesson4 Word formation
lesson5 Affixation and Derivation
lesson6 Verbal Categories
lesson7 Nominal Categories
lesson8 Part of Speech
lesson9 Adjuncts
lesson10 Basic Clauses
lesson11 Voice
lesson12 Mood
lesson13 Complex Sentences
lesson14 Discourse Analyses
lesson15 General discussion, Conclusion  
At the beginning of the class the necessary literature and references will be provided, during the class additional texts will be included.  
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(More Details) PowerPoint slides, handouts, audio-visual materials, visual materials (DVD, videos) 
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Preparation and
Students should read the assigned texts and articles in advance. Further work outside of class may include following activities: annotating, summarizing, brainstorming, systematic questioning, outlining own thoughts, drafting, revising.  
Requirements Welcome both international and Japanese students. This course is mainly taught in English. Japanese instruction will be given according to the necessity. 
Grading Method Assignments, Presentation, Handout Questioning, Commenting etc.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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