Subprogram in Linguistics

The Subprogram in Linguistics is intended to foster human resources with insight, originality, and research ability related to individuality and universality of language beyond individual linguistics and various differences in methodology. For this purpose, a system with the vast learning of individual linguistics and methodology was adopted without setting up traditional courses by language. Furthermore, the system not only deepens and improves basic research but also allows students to gain knowledge and ability on applied research and fosters human resources who can be active in education or other areas. To meet this purpose, the master’s program has a group of subjects to learn the basics of linguistic research including “Linguistic Theory” and “History of Linguistics”, group of subjects to learn the methodology of linguistics research including “Generative Syntax” and “Contrastive Linguistics”, group of subjects to learn the analysis of individual languages including Japanese linguistics, English linguistics, German linguistics, and Chinese linguistics, and group of subjects to learn the applicative aspect of linguistic research including “Studies in Japanese Language Education for Non-Native” and “ICT Literacy in Linguistic Research”. Taking these in a balanced manner under the supervision of a group of academic advisors reinforces knowledge on the individuality and universality of language. Class exercises to give guidance of master’s thesis writing by year and training to give supervision of workshop presentations, etc. are also provided and their research ability is developed to deepen their research themes. The doctoral program makes it possible for students to write their doctoral dissertation steadily by taking up class exercises and training with a central focus on the guidance of doctoral dissertation writing and academic conference presentation.