|科目名||Language and SocietyⅠ|
|概要||An overview of current research on language use in social contexts, focusing particularly on issues related to intercultural communication. Emphasis on English - Japanese comparison.|
To develop students' awareness of universal and culture-specific conventions for language use in social context.
To understand and practice sociolinguistic analysis.
|受講要件||Ability to discuss and write about academic subjects in English|
Class meetings will be conducted in a seminar style, mainly in English, to include:
1) Discussion of readings
2) Individual presentations on specific topics
3) Supervised research projects by individuals or small groups
Focus areas will be selected from among the following:
1) Language choice in multilingual communities
2) Language maintenance and shift
3) Linguistic varieties and multilingual nations
4) National languages and language planning
5) Regional and social dialects
6) Gender, age and ethnicity
7) Language change
|評価方法||Class participation, reports, presentations, projects|
An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 4th edition, by Janet Holmes, Pearson Education, 2013.
|担当者プロフィール||Carol Rinnert earned her Ph.D. in linguistics at State University of New York at Buffalo. Her main research areas are applied linguistics for Teaching English as a Foreign/second Language (ESL/EFL), cross-cultural pragmatics, and sociolinguistics. Her current research interests focus on the development of academic writing ability in multiple languages.|