Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Attached documents
Year 2023
Class code A6126
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 火2/Tue.2
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 市富士‐F404
Grade 1~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Category (commenced 2020 onwards) 100-level Introductory Courses(入門)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 100-level Introductory Courses
Linguistics and Language Acquisition

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
The aim of this course is to provide students with an essential understanding of linguistics, with examples drawn from the English language; the course begins by outlining diachronic, synchronic and contrastive perspectives, while illustrating the history and regional diversity of English. As an introduction to 200/300 level linguistics-related courses, subsequent lectures are dedicated to surveying phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, followed by semantics. The last part of the course deals with language typology and universals, and refers to some of the key topics in sociolinguistics.

【到達目標 / Goal】
By the end of the course, students will:
(1) have an understanding of linguistics as a scientific study, distinguished from language learning for practical purposes,
(2) understand key terminology, concepts and theories in the major fields of linguistics, and
(3) acquire basic research skills needed in more advanced linguistics courses.

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / 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”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / 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 course is a combination of lectures and discussions about pre-assigned topics. Students have to address review and application questions given in advance. Submitted assignments and tests are reviewed in detail and commented on in the following week's lecture.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】
授業形態 / methods of teaching:対面/face to face

回 / No. 各回の授業形態予定 / methods of teachingテーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 オンライン/onlineIntroduction I Introduction I
2 対面/face to faceIntroduction II (1) The world’s major languages
(2) History of English
(3) Numbers of L1 and L2 English speakers
(4) Regional variations of English
3 対面/face to faceSynchronic and Diachronic Linguistics I (1) Diachronic linguistics
(2) Synchronic linguistics
4 対面/face to faceSynchronic and Diachronic Linguistics II (1) Comparative linguistics
(2) The Indo-European language family
(3) Contrastive linguistics
5 対面/face to facePhonetics and Phonology I (1) Subfields of linguistics
(2) Phonetics
(3) Phonology
(4) Phoneme & allophones
(5) Phonetic and phonemic transcriptions
6 対面/face to facePhonetics and Phonology II
Mid-semester Examination
(1) Suprasegmentals
(2) Mid-semester exam
7 対面/face to faceMorphology I (1) Morpheme and allomorphs
(2) Declension and conjugation
(3) Patterns of inflection
8 対面/face to faceMorphology II Word formation
9 対面/face to faceSyntax I (1) Sentence
(2) Phrase
(3) Clause
(4) Tense, aspect, mood, and voice
(5) Agreement
10 対面/face to faceSyntax II (1) Grammatical structure
(2) Theme and rheme
(3) Given and new information
11 対面/face to faceSyntax III (1) Generative grammar
(2) Phrase structure rules
(3) Tree diagrams
12 対面/face to faceSemantics (1) What is meaning?
(2) Seven types of meaning
(3) Pragmatics
13 対面/face to faceLinguistic Universals and Relativity (1) Linguistic universals
(2) Typology
(3) Linguistic relativity
14 対面/face to faceIntroduction to Sociolinguistics and ELF
Review and Final Examination
(1) What is sociolinguistics?
(2) Examples of the interaction between linguistic and social variables
(3) Standard and non-standard English
(4) ELF (English as a lingua franca)
(5) Language attitudes
(6) Review and final exam

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students are required to read the handouts beforehand so that they can actively participate in discussions. They may also need to consult chapter references or search for relevant online materials to answer pre-assigned questions satisfactorily. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
No textbooks are used. All handouts are posted on the course website while additional materials will be provided in the classroom.

【参考書 / References】
Detailed references and suggestions for further reading are listed on each chapter handout. The following books will be helpful as a general introduction.

Fasold, R. W., & Connor-Linton, J. (Eds.). (2014). An introduction to language and linguistics (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.
Yule, G. (2020). The study of language (7th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Evaluation will be based on in-class quizzes and take-home tasks (20%), a mid-semester exam (40%) and a final exam (40%). Attendance at the first class is mandatory. More than two unexcused absences will result in failure of the course.

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Not applicable.

【学生が準備すべき機器他 / Equipment student needs to prepare】
The lectures are delivered using PowerPoint slides and Internet resources. The handouts are downloadable in PDF format.

No prerequisite is required.