講演会のお知らせ/ A Lecture Meeting

 英文学会ではSatomi Kawaguchi氏を講師にお招きし、講演会を開催します。事前の予約は必要ありませんので、以下を参照のうえ参加ご希望の方は開催日に会場へお越しください。多くの皆様のご参加をお待ちしております。

日   時: 2016年4月19日(火)18:30 - 20:00
場   所: 15号館3階 15309教室
講 演 者 : Satomi Kawaguchi 氏
(Western Sydney University, School of Humanities & Communication Arts, Bilingualism Research Lab & MARCS Institute)
講演題目: Processability Theory and discourse-pragmatics
講演内容: This presentation outlines Processability Theory (PT, Pienemann, 1998; Pienemann, et. al., 2005), one of the best known and crosslinguistically tested current theories explaining second language (L2) development, focusing on current proposals concerning discourse-pragmatic development (Bettoni & Di Biase, 2015). PT proposes a language specific developmental path following universal psycholinguistic constraints of speech processing such as limited capacity of working memory and the need for fast word retrieval. Language teaching is more likely to be successful if it follows such developmental path (Pienemann 1984; Pienemann & Kessler 2011). The two current hypotheses focused on here, and applied to English L2 (Di Biase, et. al., 2015) are: i) the Prominence Hypothesis which predicts L2 development at the syntax-discourse interface, addressing the encoding of sentence topic and focus; and ii) The Lexical Mapping Hypothesis which predicts L2 development from the perspective of how event participants (e.g., agent/patient) are mapped onto grammatical roles (e.g., subject/object). The former predicts, development of, e.g., Yes/No and Wh-questions, while the latter explains development of passive, causative and similar choices (e.g., Kawaguchi & Di Biase 2012). These two hypotheses are particularly useful for characterising intermediate–advanced learners. The presentation will conclude with a study, which combines PT and Robinson’s (2011) Triadic Componential Framework, testing variability/steadiness of interlanguage systems. This may have interesting theoretical implications for language testing and assessment.
お問い合わせ先:英米文学科 Robinson, P. J. 先生