Graduate School of Humanities Department of Languages and Literature Western Literature Field
English Linguistics & Literature Speciality
English Linguistics Special Studies (Seminar I)
Ito 304 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
This course is designed to introduce graduate-level students to cognitive approaches of grammatical analysis – in other words, analytical approaches which strikingly contrast with typically Chomskyan/generativist models. We will discuss several readings which take a particular aspect of grammar and consider it from different cognitivist perspectives. Some of the topics that will be covered in this course include Cognitive Grammar (after Langacker), emergent grammar (lexicon and syntax), Construction Grammar (after Goldberg 1995), Preferred Argument Structure, and Information Flow.|
Keywords : emergent grammar, construction grammar, preferred argument structure, information flow, cognitive grammar|
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Required Ability :
Textbooks : No textbooks will be used for this course; instead, a packet of readings will be made available.|
Reference Books : Readings will come from the following:
Bybee, Joan. 1998. The emergent lexicon. CLS 34: The panels, 421-435. Chicago Linguistics Society.
Chafe, Wallace. 1987. Cognitive constraints on information flow. In Russell S. Tomlin (ed.), Coherence and grounding in discourse, 21-51. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Cumming, Susanna and Tsuyoshi Ono. 1997. Discourse and grammar. In Teun A. van Dijk (ed.), Discourse as structure and process, 112-138. London: Sage.
Du Bois, John W. 1985. Competing motivations. In John Haiman (ed.), Iconicity in syntax (Typological studies in language 6), 343-365. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Hopper, Paul J. and Sandra A. Thompson. 1984. The discourse basis for lexical categories in universal grammar. Language 60(4): 703-752.
Hopper, Paul J. 1987. Emergent grammar. Berkeley Linguistics Society 13: 139-157.
Thompson, Sandra A. and Anthony Mulac. 1991. The discourse conditions for the use of the complementizer that in conversational English. Journal of Pragmatics 15: 237-251.
Selections from Chafe, Wallace. 1994. Discourse, consciousness, and time: the flow and displacement of conscious experience in speaking and writing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Selections from Goldberg, Adele. 1995. Constructions: a construction grammar approach to argument structure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Selections from Langacker, Ronald. 1983. Foundations of cognitive grammar. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Course Handouts : Handouts will be made available in a dedicated Dropbox folder.
Suggestion for success (Specific) : Please let me know if you are having difficulties comprehending the material - I am free to talk whenever I am in my office. I can also make appointments via email.
Study Consultation (Office Hours) :
Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : Midterm paper: 20%
Final paper: 30%
Data presentation for final paper: 20%
Reading presentation 15%
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