Presentation 2017-09-23
[Invited Talk] The Unchangeable Nature of "English Grammar" in Japan and Its Minor Improvements
Naohiro Takizawa,
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Abstract(in English) In this paper, the role that the "grammar" should play in the context of English Teaching in Japan is discussed. First, some problems of the grammatical descriptions are pointed out. Then, some (hitherto neglected) uses of the superlative form and the relative pronoun what are revealed. Then the author claims that while attempts to improve grammatical descriptions are necessary, "English (school) grammar" used in Japan has been so firmly established that its abrupt and radical change would pose problems for students and teachers alike. Lastly, the necessity of collaboration of English linguists and English teachers is discussed.
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Keyword(in English) ambiguity of "grammar" / position of adverbs / grammatical terms / superlative form / relative pronoun what
Paper # TL2017-43
Date of Issue 2017-09-16 (TL)

Conference Information
Committee TL
Conference Date 2017/9/23(1days)
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Place (in English) Kyoto Institute of Technology
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Topics (in English) Theme1: language and learning, Theme 2: interpretation and translation, Theme 3: thought and language, etc.
Chair Masami Suzuki(KDDI Research)
Vice Chair Tadahisa Kondo(Kogakuin Univ.) / Chiaki Kubomura(Yamano College of Aesthetics)
Secretary Tadahisa Kondo(Kobe Gakuin Univ.) / Chiaki Kubomura(Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Assistant Nobuyuki Jincho(Waseda Univ.) / Noriaki Takada(Ferris Univ.)

Paper Information
Registration To Technical Committee on Thought and Language
Language JPN
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
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Title (in English) [Invited Talk] The Unchangeable Nature of "English Grammar" in Japan and Its Minor Improvements
Sub Title (in English)
Keyword(1) ambiguity of "grammar"
Keyword(2) position of adverbs
Keyword(3) grammatical terms
Keyword(4) superlative form
Keyword(5) relative pronoun what
1st Author's Name Naohiro Takizawa
1st Author's Affiliation Ritsumeikan University(Ritsumeikan Univ.)
Date 2017-09-23
Paper # TL2017-43
Volume (vol) vol.117
Number (no) TL-218
Page pp.pp.31-36(TL),
#Pages 6
Date of Issue 2017-09-16 (TL)