7245001 Linguistics

Numbering Code U-LET29 47245 SJ37 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type graduation thesis seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Wed.5
Instructor name SADANOBU TOSHIYUKI (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
TIDA Syuntaro (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
CATT, Adam Alvah (Graduate School of Letters Associate Professor)
OTAKE MASAMI (Graduate School of Letters Senior Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The aim of this course is to improve the quality of one's graduation thesis. Students planning to graduate will give reports on the theses they have prepared and participate in Q&A sessions and discussions about their reports. This will cultivate their powers of observation and thought with regards to linguistic phenomena and give them opportunities to improve their abilities in language analysis.
Course Goals Become capable of judging whether a topic would be appropriate as a graduation thesis in linguistics. Understand the methods that would be appropriate for the topic one is preparing. Depending on those methods, understand the kinds of survey studies, experiment design, literature review, or fieldwork that would be necessary. Be able to judge whether a graduation thesis's organization, logic and argument are appropriate, and be able to make necessary revisions. Get a full perspective on completing a graduation thesis.
Schedule and Contents Students planning to graduate will give at least two midterm presentations on the graduation theses they are working on. Presenters will prepare handouts and explain how they arrived at the concept of their topic, the history and problem points in the history of research on their topic, and the state of progress of their own research. After each presentation, students will answer questions and discuss, and cultivate a deeper understanding of various issues in linguistics.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Assessment based on class participation, such as presentations in class and attendance.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Before the first presentation, decide on a topic, run a basic survey, and understand the necessary literature. Think about basic thesis organization.
Before the second presentation, take in the comments from the first presentation and conduct the necessary literature or field surveys, experiments, or questionnaire studies. Demonstrate challenges and future outlook leading up to submission.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Other; we will use handouts prepared by the presenters.
References, etc. Will be presented in class