Graduate School of Humanities Department of Languages and Literature Western Literature Field
English Linguistics & Literature Speciality
(Credit 2)
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英語学特殊研究 II
English Linguistics Special Studies (Seminar II)
Sub Title  Language and Culture
外国人教師 Edmundo Cruz LUNA
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2018 FallTerm
weekly Thu3
Ito B-219 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview This course is designed to introduce graduate-level students to the ways that language interacts with the basic idea of culture. What is culture? How and why is culture so intertwined with language? We will discuss topics such as linguistic relativity, language and identity, and specific cross-linguistic cases where culture strongly determines linguistic choices.
Keywords : Language, culture, linguistic relativity, indexing, deixis
Prerequisites :
Required Ability :
Course Plan Textbooks : Kramsch, Claire. 2009. Language and culture. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.
Reference Books : Other readings will come from the following:

Basso, Keith. 1984. Stalking with stories: names, places, and moral narratives among the Western Apache. In Edward M. Bruner (ed.), Text, play, and story: the construction and reconstruction of self and society, 19-55.

Haviland, John B. 1996. Projections, transpositions, and relativity. In John J. Gumperz and Stephen C. Levinson (eds.), Rethinking linguistic relativity, 271-323. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jakobson, Roman. 1990 [1957]. Shifters and verbal categories. In Linda Waugh and Monique Monville-Burston, eds., On language, 386-392. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Slobin, Dan I. 1996. Thinking for speaking. In John J. Gumperz and Stephen C. Levinson (eds.), Rethinking linguistic relativity, 271-323. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

NB: Other materials to supplement the lessons will be provided by the instructor during relevant lectures./discussions
Course Handouts : Handouts will be made available in a dedicated Dropbox folder.

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 Introduction – what is culture? Why is it important when talking about language? Bring in something and be prepared to discuss how that thing relates to culture.
2 Linguistic relativity: the beginning with Lee and Whorf
3 Arguments against the (too) strong version of the Lee-Whorf hypothesis
4 “Thinking for Speaking” – Whorfism redux? Slobin 1996
5 Examples of how (the weak version) of Whorfism can manifest itself Haviland 1996
6 What is linguistic indexicality – and how do languages deal with indexical shifting? Jakobson 1990 [1957]
7 Honorifics and indexicality
8 The importance of ethnography in describing a language and its culture
9 Midterm presentations
10 How do naming practices reinforce important ideas within a culture? Basso 1984
11 Language and Identity 1
12 Language and Identity 2
13 English-specific phenomena relating to English-speaking culture
14 Language shift and death: the death of linguistic cultures
15 Conclusions; final presentations of data Final paper deadline: TBD

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) :
Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
ML_A-a [言語データの分析]
Students will have plenty of opportunities to explore English (or Japanese) data of his/her choice and analyze it with some aspect of language and culture discussed in class.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, falls below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
ML_B2-a [総合把握力]
Students will get a chance to read some fundamental texts of language and culture, and then apply their key concepts in their data analyses.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, falls below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
DL_A-a [言語データの分析]
Students will have plenty of opportunities to explore English (or Japanese) data of his/her choice and analyze it with some aspect of language and culture discussed in class.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, falls below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
DL_B2-a [総合把握力]
Students will get a chance to read some fundamental texts of language and culture, and then apply their key concepts in their data analyses.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class discussions and contributions in English, falls below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
GPA Evaluation
A B C D F
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation
Standpoint→
Evaluation Method
ML_A-a
[言語データの分析]
ML_B2-a
[総合把握力]
DL_A-a
[言語データの分析]
DL_B2-a
[総合把握力]
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.
Presentation 20%
Report 30%
In-class contribution 15%
Presentation 20%
Attendance 15%

Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : Midterm data presentation: 20%
Final paper: 30%
In-class reading presentation: 15%
Final data presentation: 20%
Attendance: 15%
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