Each week, we will read, analyze, and critically discuss a significant research article in a field related directly or indirectly to second-language education. These fields may include language education policy, second-language acquisition, second-language pedagogy, and bilingual lexicography. The papers will be chosen initially by the instructor and later based on the students' suggestions. Our discussions will focus not only on the content, methodologies, and arguments of the articles but also on their rhetoric and writing style; thus the course should be useful for graduate students preparing to write their own papers and theses in related fields in English.
The schedule will be decided as the semester proceeds.
The class will be conducted in English, and all of the papers read will be in English. As homework, students will be asked to read carefully one paper each week and be prepared to discuss it in class.
Class participation and final paper
The papers to be read will be announced in class and on the course website, and students will be told how to obtain them.
Contact Tom Gally in either English or Japanese at the address given on the Contact page of the course website if you have any questions.