Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ00101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 言語構造論
Subject Name
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The Structure of Language
オオシマ ヒロミ,カワカミ カリン
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Weds5-6:IAS K104
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-based, PowerPoint, 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
Keywords Asian languages, French, English, Phonology, Phonetics, Theoretical linguistics 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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In this course we will study language structure from various perspectives such as phonology, phonetics, lexical semantics and constructions. 
Class Schedule Lesson1 Orientation (Oshima, Kawakami)
Lesson2 Word Order and Structures in World Languages (Oshima)
Lesson3 Word Order and Structures in Asian Languages (Oshima)
Lesson4 Phonology and Phonetics in Asian Languages (Oshima)
Lesson5 Japanese and Chinese Phonology (Oshima)
Lesson6 Japanese and Chinese Phonetics (Oshima)
Lesson7 Pronouns in Asian Languages (Oshima)
Lesson8 Numeral Classifiers in Asian Languages (Oshima)
Lesson9 Verb semantics and structures (Kawakami)
Lesson10 Lexical Conceptual Structure 1 (Kawakami)
Lesson11 Lexical Conceptual Structure 2 (Kawakami)
Lesson12 Construction Grammar 1 (Kawakami)
Lesson13 Construction Grammar 2 (Kawakami)
Lesson14 Case study1: Causative verbs (Kawakami)
Lesson15 Case Study2: Psychological verbs (Kawakami)

M. Hashimoto. 1978. Gengo Ruikeiron. Koubundou Publishing.
K. Matsumoto. 2007. Sekai Gengo no Naka no Nihongo. Sanseidou.
T. Kageyama. 1996. Doushi Imiron. Kuroshio Publishing.
W. Croft. 2012. Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure. Oxford University Press.
A.-E. Goldberg. 1995. Constructions: A Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure. University of Chicago Press. 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Instructions will be provided during the class as needed. 
Grading Method Two reports are required to submit in the course.
The grading will be based on class participation (30%) and reports (70%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message The class format is face-to-face, however online classes will be conducted via Zoom or Teams, depending on the virus infection situation. 
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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