2021-3Q Wednesday 9.10 Zoom Linguistics D (LAH.A411)
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Linguistics D (LAH.A411)/ MOOC 301: Facts and Figures of Language
- Day 1 2021.10.06 Wittgenstein and Language Game / Is a subject necessary for language?
- Day 2 2021.10.13 Turing and Turing Machine / Is a word order really needed for language?
- Day 3 2021.10.20 Zipf and Zipf's Law / The criteria of language description
- Day 4 2021.10.27 Daniel Jones' 18 Cardinal Vowels / Is language static or dynamic?
- Day 5 2021.11.10 de Sussure and Semiotics / Is a thought first or a language first?
- Day 6 2021.11.17 Fillmore and Case grammar / Categorizing and naming objects
- Day 7 2019.11.24 Chomsky and Universal grammar / Conference / Examination
Day 1: 2021.10.06 Wittgenstein and Language game / Is a subject necessary for language?
This class is one of the liberal arts courses in the 400 level of the master's program.
Discussion is mandatory in this class.
In addition to attendance, written exams and research presentations are required.
If you wish to attend, please read the [Syllabus] carefully.
Please prepare one of the following textbooks.
Linguistics For Dummies®
Published by John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.
6045 Freemont Blvd. Mississauga, Ontario, L5R 4J3
An Introduction to Language: Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman and Nina Hyams
- Today's menu [Language game][Subject?]
Day 2: 2021.10.13 Turing and Turing Machine / Is a word order really needed for the language?
- Today's menu [Turing machine][Word order]
Day 3: 2021.10.20 Zipf and Zipf's Law / Set language description criteria to "understandable."
- Today's menu [Zipf's law][Criteria]
- Additional Resources [pdf] Frequency of words
- Discuss the following items if you can make sense with Zipf's law.
- The frequency of access to the web page
- The population in a city (rank-size distribution of the city)
- The top three percent of the people of income
- The frequency of use of the notes in music
- Expression level of the gene in cells
- Scale of earthquake
- The size of the fragments when the glass is broken
Day 4: 2021.10.27 Daniel Jones' 18 Cardinal Vowels / Is language static or dynamic?
- Today's menu [Vowels] [pdf]
- Additional Resources [pdf] Token and Markov Chain
- A reference book such as APA, Chicago Manual Style, etc. A paper writing guideline in your academic field/society.
Online version of Chicago Manual Style is available on the campus network.
Day 5: 2021.11.10 de Sussure and Semiotics / Is a thought first or a language first?
- The menu for the week [Semiotics][pdf]
Day 6: 2021.11.17 Fillmore and Case grammar / Categorizing and naming objects
- The menu for the week [Case grammar][pdf]
Day 7: 2021.11.24 Chomsky and Universal Grammar / Conference / Examination
- The menu for the week [Universal Grammar]
- 2019.11.24 Homework [here] (deadline: today)
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