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2013年5月27日

それコミュニケーション(意志伝達)なの?(2)

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清水恭宏さんから↓このようなコメントをいただいた。
>文科省の新指導要領の意義には、「大量の英文に日本語を介さずに触れること」とあります。


私は目を疑った。日本語はどうでもいいのかよ!?


大量の英文に、日本語を解さず、【触てみよう】か! 実験↓してみよう。


 Dance is one of the oldest forms of art, and it is seen in every culture and performed for a variety of purposes. In modern society, dance is widely recognized as a form of entertainment: many people enjoy dancing for fun or watching their favorite artists dance on stage or screen. It can also be a form of sport: there are dance competitions of various types. In addition to these obvious functions, however, there are other more complex roles dance can play in a society.


 Sometimes dance serves to help teach social rules to young members of a community. A kind of dance called the minuet is a good example. The minuet originated in France and by the 18th century had become popular among the European elite. In Britain, debutantes, or upper-class women about to make their entrance into adult society by attending their first dance, were strictly trained for their first minuet. They usually danced it before a crowd of people who would critically observe their movements and behavior. This dance taught them how to behave like a member of high society. One writer, in fact, called the minuet one of the best schools of manners ever invented.


 Dance has also been used to make sure that adults follow the rules of their community. An example comes from research conducted in the mid-1990s on dances performed after hunts by the Mbuti Pygmies, an ethnic group living in parts of Central Africa. Suppose something had gone wrong in the hunt. For example, an opportunity to catch an animal was missed because someone neglected to perform their role of hitting the ground to drive the animal towards the hunters. Later, a dancer would act out the event to show the wrong action and perhaps embarrass that person. It is easy to imagine that this would discourage behavior that could ruin a future hunt.


 In some cultures, dance can be a way of displaying power. For instance, there is another report from the mid-1990s describing how the Maring people of New Guinea would hold dances to show their military strength and recruit allies for possible battles. Although battles often occurred after these dances, it is also said that these dances could contribute to peaceful solutions among enemy groups. Through the dances, a group's size and strength would become obvious to potential opponents, and this could help avoid a fight.


 Through dance, groups can also exhibit their traditions and, thus, increase their prestige. An example of this is the world-famous Trinidad Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, a Caribbean island country that was once a European colony. The roots of this event can be traced to the late 1700s, when the European colonists held a carnival, dancing in elaborate costumes. People of African origin, many of whom came to the island as slaves, were mostly excluded. After slavery ended in 1838, they started to participate fully and changed the character of the carnival. In their dances, they acted out scenes from the slavery period and displayed their own traditions. Their performances were a way for them to show past injustices and to earn recognition for their customs.


 The roles of dance discussed here, maintaining traditions and demonstrating group strength or cultural richness, have one shared effect: they unite members of a group. Dance is not just an artistic expression but a way for groups to strengthen their shared identify. Though it may not be apparent, this effect may also apply to us. For example, there might be dances unique to our local regions that we participate in. Why do we take part in such activities and how did these dances originate? Considering the role of dance in our lives can lead to interesting discoveries about the history or values of our own society.


 触れればいいんだろ? しかも日本語を介さずにだ。
 英語が苦手な人も、今触れたんだ。和訳例? 安心しろ! 文部科学省の考え方によると、むしろ日本語を介してはいけないそうだ。だからこれで良いそうだ。


さあ、英語苦手な諸君。英語力がアップした実感があるかね? あると思った人、「すげえあった~~」とでもコメントを残して欲しい。宜しく頼む。なお、和訳例あっちゃいけないらしいので、紹介しない。(不安に思うなら、探せばすぐに見つかる。これはセンターの今年の問題【第6問】)


 英語が嫌いで苦手な人は、絶対に逃げ出したはずである。(和訳例がないから・意味が分からないから。苦手な人は、和訳例を作り上げなければ絶対に英語力は伸びない!)


 でも和訳を考えてはいけないらしい。これのどこが「コミュニケーション(意志伝達)」なのだ!? ぜんぜん伝わってないではないか!


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マウスバード様
 ありがとうございます。
 清水さんのコメントに対する返信を(1)と(2)のどちらにすべきか、少し考えた末、(1)に書き込ませて頂きました。

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>戸惑いさん
ご指摘ありがとうございます。私も今探してみましたが見当たらないですね。
この情報は清水恭宏さんからのものなので、清水さんからの報告をお待ちしましょう。

すみません、一つ伺いたいことがあります。
>文科省の新指導要領の意義には、「大量の英文に日本語を介さずに触れること」とあります。
とのことですが、具体的にどこに書かれているのでしょうか。
 とりあえず新指導要領の本編と「指導要領解説・外国語編・英語編」の関連箇所を探してみましたが、見つかりませんでした。