Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Attached documents
Year 2023
Class code A6341
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 火5/Tue.5
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 市外濠‐S603
Grade 3~4
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) 300-level Advanced Courses(上級)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 300-level Advanced Courses
Linguistics and Language Acquisition

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
No language has ever been so extensively used on Earth as English is today. However, the language, spoken by well over 400 million people as a mother tongue, has developed a wide range of variations due to regional and social factors. This course aims to survey the phonetic, lexical and syntactic features of some varieties of standard English in the UK, North America and Australasia, with frequent reference to their historical and cultural backgrounds. Special attention is paid to Australian and NZ English, considering the increased significance of the southern hemisphere countries in business and education. It is often predicted that L2 speakers of English in Asia alone will likely outnumber monolingual English speakers of the Inner Circle within this century. Mention is made of Singapore English as an example of New Englishes.

【到達目標 / Goal】
By the end of the course, students will:
(1) better understand the richness and diversity of the English language,
(2) get familiar with the IPA vowel and consonant charts,
(3) be able to identify major English accents in the world, and
(4) become more familiar with the lexical/syntactic features of Canadian, Australian and NZ English in particular.

【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/onlineCourse Overview
English Speakers in the World
Course Overview
English Speakers in the World
2 対面/face to faceReview of Phonetic and Phonemic Transcriptions (1) IPA
(2) Vowels
(3) Consonants
(4) Diacritics
(5) Phoneme and allophones
3 対面/face to faceBritish English I (1) British English
(2) Dialect, accent and variation
(3) RP (Received Pronunciation)
(4) Modified RP
4 対面/face to faceBritish English II (1) Cockney English
(2) Estuary English
5 対面/face to faceUS English I (1) History
(2) Regional varieties
(3) Eastern New England type
(4) New York City type
(5) Southern type
6 対面/face to faceUS English II (1) GA (General American)
(2) Midland type
7 対面/face to faceUS English III
Mid-semester Examination
(1) Northern type
(2) US English and British English
(3) Mid-semester exam
8 対面/face to faceCanadian English (1) History
(2) Pronunciation
(3) Grammar and vocabulary
(4) Spelling
9 対面/face to faceAustralian English I (1) History
(2) Pronunciation
10 対面/face to faceAustralian English II Vocabulary
11 対面/face to faceNew Zealand English I (1) History
(2) Major linguistic features and attitudes
(3) Pronunciation
12 対面/face to faceNew Zealand English II Vocabulary
13 対面/face to faceSingapore English (1) Language policy
(2) Standard Singapore English and Singlish
(3) Pronunciation
(4) Grammar and vocabulary
14 対面/face to faceReview and Final Examination (1) Review
(2) 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.

Melchers, G., Shaw, P., & Sundkvist, P. (2019). World Englishes (3rd ed.). Routledge.
Trudgill, P., & Hannah, J. (2017). International English: A guide to varieties of English around the world (6th ed.). Routledge.

【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.

【その他の重要事項 / Others】
It is recommended that students have completed 100/200-level linguistics courses with good grades. This course is cross-listed with the Global Open Program. Non-GIS students may join if they demonstrate solid background in linguistics and meet the minimum English proficiency requirement: TOEFL iBT®80 or IELTS 6.0.

No prerequisite is required.