シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name 三山 美緒子(Mioko Miyama)
コード Couse Code NUC111_N22A
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 専門教育科目400系 / Specialized Subject 400
学位 Degree BSc
開講情報 Terms / Location 2022 UG Nisshin Term1

授業の概要 Course Overview

This course aims to provide students deeper knowledge of English and Japanese. Students are expected to understand not only the underlying rules of language but also the society and culture that affect languages, and thereby acquire abilities needed for a global leader.
This course will overview English linguistics, focusing on syntax, semantics, and pragmatics We will see (i) how the rules are derived from examples and how the rules can explain other examples, and (ii) how the similarities and differences between English and Japanese can be explained upon those rules.
This course provides students not only knowledge of English linguistics but also opportunities to get familiarized with the methods used in linguistic research. In order to gain credit, based on NUCB Diploma Policy, students are thus expected to learn actively by studying inside and outside class and try their best to use the knowledge in class activities. Since the content of each class is based on the content of previous classes, reviewing what they have learned after class and preparing their homework are essential for succeeding in this course.
After students have completed this course, they are expected to gain knowledge on English syntax (how words combine and make a sentence), semantics (how words and sentences are interpreted), and pragmatics (what kind of meaning sentences have in addition to the literal interpretation). They should further be able to explain how English and Japanese are the same/different in terms of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals


LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG7 International Perspectives (BA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

Group activities will be assigned for each session. Students are expected to first think individually about the assignments, and then discuss in pairs or groups to reach a conclusion. The activities do not necessarily have an absolute “correct” answer; students are expected to practice and acquire the way to (i) form a hypothesis from a set of linguistic data and (ii) see whether other data can be explained by the hypothesis. Students are also expected to present their ideas to others during class.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 80 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 20 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

Reviewing what they have learned after class and preparing their homework are essential for
succeeding in this course. These should take about two hours every week.
Feedback on exercises and presentations will be given during class.
Students are encouraged to use the resources available in the Information Center (Library) to
prepare for their homework.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Introduction (Ch 1, 2), Syntax (Ch 11)


Syntax (Ch 11)


Syntax (Ch 12)


Quiz 1 (Syntax), Semantics (Ch 13, 14)


Semantics (Ch 15, 16), Pragmatics (Ch 17)


Pragmatics (Ch 20, 19)


Quiz 2, Review of the term


成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 30 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 30 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 30 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 40 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Class Contribution includes exercises and group activities assigned every week.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • 長谷川瑞穂(編)「はじめての英語学 改訂版」研究社(2014)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

『日英対照 英語学の基礎』(三原健一・高見健一著、くろしお出版、2013年)
『はじめて学ぶ言語学 ことばの世界をさぐる17章』(大津由紀雄編著、ミネルヴァ書房、2009年)
Thinking Syntactically: A Guide to Argumentation and Analysis(Liliane Haegeman著、Blackwell、2005年)

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

I will explain syntax in more detail, since students commented last year that the area was difficult to understand.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

・取得学位:修士(文学) 東京大学

・Education: MA (University of Tokyo)
・Field of Research: Linguistics (syntax, semantics)

Refereed Articles

  • (2021) Some Aspects of Disjunction Constructions and Alternative Questions in English and Japanese. The University of Tokyo
  • (2015) On the “Clausal-Connective” and “Nominal-Connective” ka ‘or’ in Japanese. Linguistic Research: Working Papers in English Linguistics 30
  • (2013) On the Types and the Structure of Partitives. Linguistic Research: Working Papers in English Linguistics 29
  • (2012) The Licensing and Morphology of the Polite Form of Japanese Locative Demonstratives. Linguistic Research: Working Papers in English Linguistics 28

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2020). A Choice Function Analysis of Either in the Either/or Construction. New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. JSAI-isAI 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12331 .Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 16 (LENLS 16). 1. 2. Tokyo
  • (2019). A Choice Function Analysis of Either in the Either/or Construction. Proceedings of LENLS 16 .Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 16 (LENLS 16). 1. 2. Yokohama, Japan
  • (2018). On the Syntactic Structure of Japanese Partitives. Proceedings of the 20th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar .the 20th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar (SICOGG 20). 2. 2. Seoul, Korea
  • (2018). The Syntax of the either...or... Construction and Alternative Questions in Japanese. Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics .The 13th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics. 2. 2. Tokyo, Japan
  • (2018). The Proper Treatment of the Wide Scope or Reading of the English Either…or… Construction. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 21 .Sinn und Bedeutung 21. 1. 2. Edinburgh