シラバス Syllabus

担当教員 Instructor Name Alexander Kilpatrick
コード Couse Code NUC196_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 Term2

授業の概要 Course Overview

The mission of this course is to facilitate an understanding of key facets of Linguistics and foster the development of leaders who posess a "Frontier Spirit".
With this course, students will gain an understanding of Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology.
By studying this course, students will understand how speech sounds are produced, how those sounds are stored as concepts, and how those concepts create meaning.

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

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

In line with the "frontier spririt" values of the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, this class will give students an entry into the fields of phonetics, phonology and morphology.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:
*Identify the parts of the body that humans use to produce speech sounds,
*Classify speech sounds according to their articulatory and acoustic properties,
*Use the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to represent speech sounds,
*Analyze language data to determine if segments contrast phonemically,
*Identify the phonetic environments that lead to allophonic variation in a language,
*Group speech sounds into natural classes according to the properties they have in common,
*Identify whether a word is monomorphemic or polymorphemic,
*Identify the morphemes that make up a polymorphemic word,
*Distinguish between inflectional morphemes and derivational morphemes.

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

The course will follow the materials from the free online book "Essentials of Linguistics". More specifically, it will follow the chapters 2, 4, and 6.

Students will be required to complete required readings prior to class.

Each class will commence with a lecture. Then there will be a general discussion of the lecture materials and the required reading. This will be followed by tasks designed to reinforce learning. Direct and indirect feedback will be delivered during these tasks.

In weeks 2, 4, 6, & 7, there will be tests which will contribute to the final grade. After each test, students will be given direct feedback.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Introduction to class.
Identifying articulators.
Classifying speech sounds.


The international phonetic alphabet.
English consonants and vowels.



World Englishes.
Variaos accents of English.


Phonemes and contrast
Allophones and predictable variation
Phonetic segments and features



Natural Classes
Phonological Derivations


Words and Morphemes



Inflectional Morphology
Derivational Morphology

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 20 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 20 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 50 %
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 30 %
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

There are 3 short tests in weeks 2, 4, and 6. If a student completes all 3 tests, the average will be applied to their final grade. If they miss a test, then the remaining tests will be averaged and a 5% penalty will be applied.

Class contribution grades are allocated based on attendance and contribution. Failure to attend a class will result in a 2% deduction. Penalties will also be applied to sleeping in class, lateness, and a lack of contribution.

The final test is worth 30% and will consist of all materials learned over the term.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • Catherine Anderson「ESSENTIALS OF LINGUISTICS」Open Educational Resource(2018)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

NOTE: The assigned text is a free online book.

All other materials will be supplied by the instructor.

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

See considerations of evaluations for a detailed explanation for course evaluation.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Alexander Kilpatrick is an assistant professor at the Nagoya University of Business and Commerce. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne. Alexander's main area of research involves examining the influence of transitional probability on non-native speech perception. More specifically, it focuses on the chance of sounds co-occurring in a language and makes predictions as to how listeners will misperceive non-native speech based on that chance.

He is available to meet with students on Wednesdays 11:20 - 12:50 in room 6306.

His areas of interest include Speech perception, Iconicity, Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Transitional Probability, Phonetics, and Phonology.

(実務経験 Work experience)

2014-2016 - La Trobe University - English Teacher
2016-2017 - La Trobe University - English Lecturer
2016-2019 - University of Melbourne - Teacher's Assistant
2019-current - Nagoya University of Business and Commerce - Assistant Professor

Refereed Articles

  • (2023) A cross-linguistic, sound symbolic relationship between bilabial consonants, voiced plosives, and Pokémon Friendship. Frontiers in Psychlogy
  • (2023) Random Forests, Sound Symbolism and Pokémon Evolution. PLoS One
  • (2020) Japanese Perceptual Epenthesis is Modulated by Transitional Probability. Language and Speech 63(2): 10.1177/0023830920930042
  • (2019) Japanese co-occurrence restrictions influence second language perception. Applied Psycholinguistics 40(2): https://doi.org/10.1017/S0142716418000711

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2023). Training Artificial Intelligence to Assess ESL Writing Using Complexity Measures. JSLS 2023 Handbook .The 24th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences. 1. 2. Chuo University Tama Campus
  • (2019). Predictability, Word Frequency and Japanese Perceptual Epenthesis. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences .The 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. 2. 2. Melbourne, Australia
  • (2018). Japanese Vowel Devoicing Modulates Perceptual Epenthesis. Proceedings of the 17th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2018) .the 17th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2018). 1. 2. Coogee Bay Hotel
  • (2018). Japanese coda [m] elicits both perceptual assimilation and epenthesis. Proceedings of the ISAPh 2018 international symposium on applied phonetics .ISAPh 2018 international symposium on applied phonetics. 1. 2. University of Aizu
  • (2018). Japanese Perceptual Epenthesis is Modulated by Transitional Probability. Proceedings of the LabPhon 16 satellite: The role of predictability in shaping human sound systems .LabPhon 16 satellite: The role of predictability in shaping human sound systems. 1. 2. Lisbon University