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Ecological Linguistics

In an increasingly international modern society where IT is constantly expanding into new areas, the role of language is assuming ever greater importance. A proper understanding of the status of languages in our diverse, modern society—languages that are themselves transforming—will require students to think about language from a wider, comprehensive perspective with a flexible approach not previously adopted in linguistic research methods.

This course attempts to address this requirement through comprehensive analysis and understanding of the status of languages and information conveyed by languages from various perspectives, such as language generation and evolution, comparisons of languages, and quantitative analysis of linguistic data. A key objective of this course is to provide, through this process, advanced specialist training to graduate students in general, teachers engaged in language education, and professionals working in fields such as print media, publishing, and advertising.

Professors

KATO, Masaharu (MA)
English Linguistics
TANOMURA, Tadaharu (MA)
Linguistics; Japanese Linguistics
KAMIYAMA, Takao (Ph.D.)
Comparative Linguistics of Indo-European Languages; Phonetics
SHIBUYA, Katsumi (Ph.D.)
Japanese Linguistics
OKADA, Sadayuki (Ph.D.)
English Linguistics, Functional Grammar, Iconicity in Syntax, Study on Coordination and Subordination