Tag Archives: History

Research in English (Linguistics) A session 14: July 22nd, 2011

Today, we had a presentation from Ms. Aoki about Universal Grammar (普遍文法), a theory of grammar and language acquisition developed by Noam Chomsky (ノーム・チョムスキー). You can read a short introduction to Universal Grammar (普遍文法) in Japanese on Wikipedia here.

After the presentation, I mentioned an exhibition in Germany which shows the faces of various human ancestors. You can see a slideshow here: Faces of our Ancestors.

Research in English #10: June 26th, 2009

  1. Poster presentations
  2. Comments on presentations from the instructor: what are the main themes or concepts of Australia? Some examples are –
    1. very long history of aborigines (“dreamtime“)
    2. colonialism – discovered by Capt Cook in 1778
    3. “melting pot” policy until World War II(~1939)
    4. multicultural policy after World War II (1945 ~
    5. gold rush
    6. huge land area; much natural beauty
  3. Returned: Unit III Part I worksheet
  4. Collected: (remaining Unit III Part I)
  5. Homework:

    1. Unit III Part II worksheet
    2. Why do so many people from so many different countries emigrate to Australia? Choose 2 ethnic groups from the charts in the textbook and write about them.
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]