2018 Graduate Lecture in Cognition, Mathematics and Information F1A

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Instructor(s)
Yamamoto Hilofumi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed9-10(W9-707)  
Group
-
Course number
SHS.M443
Credits
1
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2018/11/26
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

The main topic of this course is "discrete structures". We will deal with the basic concepts and applications of discrete structures through discussions, group work, lectures, and exercises. By providing students with definitions, examples, and analysis methods for "graphs", "combinatorial analysis", "algebraic systems", "formal languages", "ordered sets", "propositional calculus", and "Boolean algebra", students will hone the skills to mathematically represent and analyze discrete structures.

The purpose of this course is for students to hone the skills to select the appropriate discrete structure for representing and analyzing a given object, to represent the object as a discrete structure, to analyze the discrete structure to derive results, and to concisely communicate to others the results of analyzing discrete structures.

Student learning outcomes

Learn the following abilities by taking this lecture.
1) You can read essential literature papers.
2) You can search for good papers of linguistics and papers to read by yourself.
3) One language modeling method can be used.
4) It is possible to calculate and consider the basic unit of the language.

Keywords

Linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology experiment, mathematical analysis, modeling, experimental design, statistical processing, language processing

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

We will read only one paper in 8 classes, but each section contains essential things.

Title, headline, chart, figure caption, literature, introduction, conclusion, method, result, discussion how to read each.
Imagine the whole from the information read from the chart.
Read the title of each document and imagine what area it is.
We will read a description of objectives in the introduction, and guess which area of ​​linguistics is related.
We will outline the basic contents and prepare areas which we will encounter in grammar, vocabulary, voice, dialect, language change, etc. of linguistics.
We will learn the contents on phonetics/phonology and think about contrastive linguistics.
We will read the contents in conclusion, and we will understand what extent we were able to achieve the purpose.
We will reproduce the procedure written in the method.
We will examine the statistical method written in the result and consider whether it is appropriate usage.
We will examine how many contents are written in the discussion and what the author of the paper addresses while looking for other literature.
We will prepare each exercise according to the discussion paper.
As a final report, we will introduce an excellent paper which we have been seeking.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 How to read a dissertation. Find a paper similar to a theme.
Class 2 Outline of linguistics. Read the title of the document and imagine what kind of thesis it is.
Class 3 Phonetics and phonology, contrast linguistics. Describe the phonological features of vowel/consonant.
Class 4 The methodology of language analysis Describe the type of methodology of language analysis.
Class 5 The exercise of statistic analysis for language. Create an exercise using statistical methods used in linguistics.
Class 6 Language statistics analysis exercise. State the definitions of algebraic systems
Class 7 Description of discussion, and significance of language research. Read the description of discussion and address the significance of language research.
Class 8 How to write the final report As a final report, introduce a good article you have been seeking

Textbook(s)

The Study of Language 6th Edition Author: George Yule, University of Hawaii, Manoa ISBN: 9781316606759

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are posted on OCW-i and/or provided during the classes.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be based on “summary reports” written during each class (50% in total) and the final examination (50%).

Related courses

  • SHS.M442 : Graduate Lecture in Cognition, Mathematics and Information S1B
  • SHS.M444 : Graduate Lecture in Cognition, Mathematics and Information F1B
  • SHS.M461 : Graduate Methodologies in Cognition, Mathematics and Information S1
  • SHS.L411 : Trans-disciplinary Exercise in Social and Human Sciences S1A
  • SHS.L412 : Trans-disciplinary Exercise in Social and Human Sciences S1B

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have knowledge of the fundamental of linguistics or attend Linguistics A/B opened as undergraduate subjects.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Hilofumi Yamamoto, yamagen[at]ila.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Professor’s office: Rm. 207, 2nd Floor., West Bldg. 1. Contact by email in advance to schedule an appointment.

Other

The lecture for this course is conducted in English.
Students are required to present in English.

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