The Principles of Japanese Language Education (a), and (b)

LecturerKatsuo TAMAOKA, Professor
DepartmentGraduate School of Languages and Cultures, 2011 Spring & Fall
Recommended for:Graduate School of Languages and Cultures (21.5 hours / session One session / week 15 weeks / semester)

Key Features

In the class, I will explain a series of research methods according to the order below:

  1. How to determine a sample size
  2. How to collect the data by test and experiment
  3. How to analyze data
  4. How to present results using tables and figures
  5. How to write them for a research paper
  6. How to make a conclusion

Course Schedule

1st semester

Class Lecture Contents
1 Existence or nonexistence of voiceless to voiced sound change, and Lyman's law
2 Effects of the first element on Rendaku: A Chi-square test of independence for frequency data, and Fisher's direct method
3 Concurrences of rendaku depending on types of shoochuu in different regions, and use of polite forms: Decision tree analysis
4 Frequency of conjunctive particles in a sentence or the end of a sentence: Differences between correspondence analysis and decision tree analysis
5 Categorizations depending on the results of Japanese listening tests, vocabulary, and grammar: Descriptive statistics
6 Reliability and validity of tests: Cronbach's reliability coefficient and Gutman's division method and others
7 Frequency of causative sentences with accusative case and dative verb: A single sampled t-test
8 Understanding Japanized English: A two independent sampled t-test, Chi square test of independence, Fisher's direct method, Bonferroni's adjustment
9 Kanji writing ability of native Chinese and Turkish speakers learning the Japanese language: A two independent group t-test
10 Understanding Japanese potential sentences by native Chinese speakers: A corresponding-data t-test sample, and cluster analysis
11 Understanding Japanized English and Koreanized English by native Korean speakers: Analysis of variance, multiple comparison, and cluster analysis
12 Understanding Japanese shortened expressions: Analysis of variance, and cluster analysis for a two-dimensional plotting
13 Understanding canonical and scrambled Japanese sentence orders: Analysis of variance with repeated measures
14 Syllable or mora duration by speakers of Yamaguchi dialects analyzed by two different generations: Chi-square analysis of goodness-of-fit and analysis of variance
15 Summary / Final examination: Multiple choice

2nd Semester

Class Lecture Contents
1 The correlation between vocabulary and grammar ability by native Chinese speakers: Correlation calculations and plotting using Excel
2 Effects of vocabulary and grammar ability on reading comprehension by native Chinese speakers: Correlation and multiple regression analysis using SPSS
3 Cause-and-effect relations of vocabulary, grammar, acquiring –noda by native Chinese speakers: Causal relations using AMOS
4 Various vocabulary, grammar, acquiring -noda, and reading comprehension by native Chinese speakers: Applying various analyses using AMOS
5 "Feeling IQ" of Korean, Part 1: Exploratory factor analysis using SPSS
6 "Feeling IQ" of Korean, Part 2: Exploratory factor analysis using AMOS
7 Factors for acquisition of the Japanese Language: Situational Equation Modeling using AMOS
8 Lexical decision: Use of an experimental software DMDX and reaction time paradigm
9 Priming Experiment: Application of DMDX experimental software
10 Cross-modal experiment for derived and non-derived verbs: Application of DMDX experimental software
11 Characteristics of Japanese vocabulary and syntactic compound verbs: Examination using entropy and redundancy
12 Close examination of Japanese grammar tests: One parameter Rasch model of Item Response Theory
13 Prediction of –hada (Korean) by aspect: Binomial logistic regression analysis
14 Summary / Final examination: Multiple choice


Evaluation will be based on the final examination, which is in the form of multiple-choice questions.

Last updated

May 08, 2020