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LIN400ZA(言語学 / Linguistics 400)
Seminar: Diversity of English II


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Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2022
Class code A6407,A6408
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Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 金3/Fri.3,金4/Fri.4
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Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
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Grade 3~4
Credit(s) 4
Open Program
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Global Open Program
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Diversity CP
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Chiyoda Campus Consortium
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Outline and objectives

English is the most common international language in business, education and mass media, and is used by more than one billion people in the world as L2 speakers alone. The fall semester focuses on the use of English in the Expanding Circle, particularly in mainland Europe and Japan. We compare the two regions in the users’ ideologies and attitudes towards L1 English as the target in teaching/learning and English as a lingua franca (ELF). Through the process of individual or collaborative research, we also discuss a variety of sociolinguistic issues: societal multilingualism and individual plurilingualism, Euro-English, CEFR and linguistic landscapes, etc.


By the end of the course, students will:
(1) learn the current use of English in the Expanding Circle,
(2) understand the tenet of English as a lingua franca,
(3) develop a critical view of monolinguals as the norm, and
(4) get used to collecting and analysing data for research purposes.

Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?

Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

This seminar is presentation and discussion oriented: Students take turns to review a book chapter or journal article assigned by the instructor, noting key terms and concepts, which could be proactively studied by consulting reference materials. The other students in the class contribute to the discussion with their questions and observations. Detailed comments and suggestions for further study are provided at the end of each presentation. All students are expected to write a short or extended essay on their chosen topic towards the end of the 3rd or 4th year, respectively.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face


1[オンライン/online]:Course Overview

Outlining the course contents and instructional methodologies

2[対面/face to face]:Project Introduction

Introducing each research project

3[対面/face to face]:Review

Review of previous studies

4[対面/face to face]:Euro-English and Attitudes towards English in Mainland Europe

(1) Euro-English (Jenkins et al., 2001)
(2) Conceptualising English in Europe (Motschenbacher, 2016)
(3) EU teachers’ views on ELF (Groom, 2012)
(4) German and Swedish teachers’ attitudes (Mohr et al., 2019)

5[対面/face to face]:English Education in Japan

(1) The Suggested Course of Study in English
(2) CEFR and private-sector English tests for university admission
(3) Sample analysis of high school textbooks
(4) English as a medium of instruction (EMI) in universities

6[対面/face to face]:Current Use of English in Japan

(1) Business and employment
(2) Media and show business
(3) Linguistic landscapes

7[対面/face to face]:Preparation for Seminar Papers

Questions and suggestions

8[対面/face to face]:Overview of Further Studies

Further studies and references

9[対面/face to face]:Students’ Presntation (Part 1)

Oral presentation and discussion

10[対面/face to face]:Students’ Presntation (Part 2)

Oral presentation and discussion

11[対面/face to face]:Students’ Presntation (Part 3)

Oral presentation and discussion

12[対面/face to face]:Editing (Part 1)

Support for writing papers

13[対面/face to face]:Editing (Part 2)

Support for writing papers

14[対面/face to face]:Conclusion

(1) Final discussion and future perspectives
(2) Submission of the seminar papers

Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

Students are required to read in advance the references posted on the course website and the handouts emailed by presenters. Preparatory study and review time for this course are 4 hours each.


No textbooks are used. All handouts are posted on the course website, while additional materials will be provided in the classroom.


Detailed references are listed on the website, while the following books will be helpful as a general introduction.

Galloway, N., & Rose, H. (2015). Introducing global Englishes. Routledge.
Jenkins, J. (2015). Global Englishes: A resource book for students (3rd ed.). Routledge.

Grading criteria

Evaluation will be based on class discussion (10%), presentation (30%) and a submitted essay (60%). More than two unexcused absences per semester will result in failure of the course.

Changes following student comments

The schedule and contents may be modified based on students’ interests and needs.

Equipment student needs to prepare

The presentations are delivered using PowerPoint slides and Internet resources. The handouts are downloadable in PDF format.


Successful applicants must be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the seminar theme. They are expected to have studied, or be currently studying, 200-level linguistics courses with a good understanding.


No prerequisite is required.