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Spring 2017  |  LING 5900 Section 001: Topics in Linguistics -- The Linguistics of Japanese Storytelling (67496)

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Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1-4 Credits (4 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Elliott Hall S225
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Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary. See Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
The Linguistics of Japanese Storytelling How do Japanese speakers tell stories in conversation? In this course we will investigate the structure and linguistic forms used in storytelling in a variety of Japanese conversational genre (including animation narratives, storytelling in casual conversation, interviews and lectures), and how this expression of embodied experience shapes and is shaped by language. We will examine how participants negotiate the tellability (newsworthiness) of their stories using evaluative devices (style shift, onomatopoeia, quotation, constructed dialogue, repetition, etc.), and how they use stories to make points, justify opinions, and create alignments that connect the story teller's and story recipients' identities with larger social identities. Using data from stories in videotapes of spontaneous Japanese conversational interaction, we will investigate how participants use their language and bodies to allocate specific structural roles in the participation framework (storyteller, co-teller, addressed and non-addressed recipient), create story structure, and evaluate events. Other topics will include the negotiation of information between knowing and unknowing participants (using topicalization, focus, contrast, reference, ellipsis, proximal and distal demonstratives), and the establishment of time and perspective (past/non-past tense alternation).
Class Description:

LING5900 Topics in Linguistics: The Linguistics of Japanese Storytelling


How do Japanese speakers tell stories in conversation? In this course we will investigate the structure and linguistic forms used in storytelling in a variety of Japanese conversational genre (including animation narratives, storytelling in casual conversation, interviews and lectures), and how this expression of embodied experience shapes and is shaped by language. We will examine how participants negotiate the tellability (newsworthiness) of their stories using evaluative devices
(style shift, onomatopoeia, quotation, constructed dialogue, repetition, etc.), and how they use stories to make points, justify opinions, and create alignments that connect the story teller's and story recipients' identities with larger social identities.


Using data from stories in videotapes of spontaneous Japanese conversational interaction, we will investigate how participants use their language and bodies to allocate specific structural roles in the participation framework
(storyteller, co-teller,
addressed and non-addressed recipient), create story structure, and evaluate events. Other topics will include the negotiation of information between knowing and unknowing participants (using topicalization, focus, contrast, reference, ellipsis, proximal and distal demonstratives), and the establishment of time and perspective (past/non-past tense alternation).

Prerequisites: LING 3001 or 3011 or 5001 (may be taken concurrently) AND JPN 1012 OR
permission of the instructor


Grading:
40% Class Participation Other Grading Information: 30% Data collection, Transcription, Written homework assignments; 30% Major paper, abstract, presentation
Class Format:
30% Lecture
40% Discussion
30% Student Presentations
Workload:
40-50 Pages Reading Per Week
20-30 Pages Writing Per Term
1 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=LING5900~001&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 December 2016

Spring 2017  |  LING 5900 Section 002: Topics in Linguistics -- Mismatches in Ellipsis (68035)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1-4 Credits (4 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, East Bank
Elliott Hall S225
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=LING5900~002&term=1173

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