|授業題目||Language Varieties: Dialect, Gender, Bilingualism|
|授業の概要||During this semester we will look at various aspects of the relationship between language and society, focusing on Japanese and English.|
|学習の到達目標||To apply what we learn in class to our language environment outside, to read critically, and to learn to use academic references.|
|授業計画||第１回||The triangle of a seminar group (academic, social, pastoral); Planning this semester;
Names: Learning, investigating
Sociolinguistics: definitions, scope (book review details)
|第２回||Sociolinguistics: Dialects, standards; Definitions, issues (books for review)
Greetings: Planning and starting a research project
|第３回||Pidgins and Creoles (book review questions)
"Inglan is a bitch", Tok Pisin, Singlish
|第４回||Dialect and education (book review deadline)
Greetings: Collecting, compiling data for our research project
|第５回||Dialect and education: essay details
Greetings: What greetings, who, when, why? Hypotheses
|第６回||Dialect and education: finding and using references
Greetings in a TV program
Greetings research report: contents
|第７回||Bilingualism: from countries to families to individuals.
Take a topic and investigate it.
Greetings research report: Introduction and outline I
|第８回||Reporting on types of bilingual (essay 1st draft)
Greetings research report: Introduction and outline II
|第９回||Women's and men's language use (essay feedback)
Greetings research report: Literature Review I
|第１０回||Women's and men's language use (essay 2nd draft)
Discussion - Watch your language!
Greetings research report: Literature Review II
|第１１回||Language change; focus on clothes.
Imagining research projects
Greetings research report: The research description
|第１２回||Sociolinguistics final topic - we decide together
Greetings research report: Results
|第１３回||Sociolinguistics final topic - investigate
Greetings research report: Discussion
|第１４回||Sociolinguistics final topic - share findings
Greetings research report: Conclusion
|第１５回||Greetings research report: References|
|授業外学習の課題||Preparation for presentation, book reviews, planning and conducting a research project, finding and using references. 1-4 hours per week.|
|履修上の注意事項||Read a short introductory book on Sociolinguistics (社会言語学) - in Japanese. This will help you understand and participate more fully in this course.
Basically, students may be absent up to three times in one term. However, if they make a point of contacting their teacher before or soon after the absence each time, to learn what they missed or what they should do, then they will be allowed to be absent up to four times. If not, four absences means that they will not receive credits for the course.
|成績評価の方法・基準||Evaluation will be based on written work (60%), oral reports and presentations (20%) Class participation will also affect students' grades (20%).|
|テキスト||Basic Steps to Writing Research Papers 2nd edition
David E. Kluge, Matthew A. Taylor
Cengage Learning ELT
Handouts will be provided.
|If you're not sure what to do or need some kind of guidance, tell me. In class, after class, in my office, by phone or E-mail, in English or Japanese - just don't keep silent!|