1. This graduate course is designed for graduate students of the Dept. of Japanese Language and Literature. In the first semester, students are instructed to understand basic theories and foundations of Cognitive Linguistics, and Cognitive Semantics, and theories of Cognitive Grammar.
2. In the second semester, firstly, students learn how to draw image schemas. Secondly, regarding with issues that Japanese grammar presents, such as how to clarify diversified meanings presented by polysemic words, distinguished features and characteristics that are presented by diversified metaphor expressions, as well as grammatical problems and issues that Japanese language presents.
3. For methods of grading and evaluation, each students’ grade is decided on considering all the following performances: How students participate in discussions and how well students can support his point of views; individual presentation; written tests; short articles and term paper, etc.
4. Books and articles used in the class are as follows:
(c6a1) Mechanism of Cognitive Semantics, by Ken Machida and Yousuke Momiyama, Kennkyuusya.
(c6a2) An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics, by F. Ungerer & H.J.Schumid, translated by Yoshihiro Ikegami and others, Taisyuukan Shoten.
(c6a3) How to Study Semantics, by Tetsuya Kunihiro, Taisyuukan Shoten.
(c6a4) Diversity in Meanings, by Tetsuya Kunihiro, Sanseido.
(c6a5) Cognitive Grammar, by Masaaki Yamanashi, Hitsuji Syobou.
(c6a6) Principles of Cognitive Linguistics, by Masaaki Yamanashi, Kuroshio Syuppan.
(c6a7) Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things, by George Lakoff, translated by Yoshihiko Ikegami and others, Kinokuniya Syoten.
(c6a8) Cognitive Linguistics Analysis on the Sentence Construction of ‘X wa Y ga + Adjective’ by Masae Toyochi, Keibunnsya.
(c6a9) Foundations of Cognitive Grammar, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, by Ronald W. Langacker, Stanford University Press.
(c6aa) The Body In the Mind, by Mark Jonson, University of Chicago Press.
Metaphor—Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure, by Eva F. Kittay,
Ｂ. Articles and Publications:
The course uses many articles and publications that are relating to cognitive linguistics and are published by major academic journals.