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Field Linguistics Café -Languages and Cultures in Asia (19-23 November, 2016)

Date

19-23 November

Venue

Room 306, ILCAA, TUFS

Poster session

Frontier of linguistic research for minor languages
19-23 November, 10:00-17:00

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Talk sessions

Talks shown an * mark are in English.

19 November, Talk session I

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11:00-11:45 Asako SHIOHARA (ILCAA)
                    "Proverbs and Metaphors in Indonesia"

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13:00-13:40 Taiki YOSHIMURA (Ankara University, Turkey)
                    "Questions about Azerbaijani questions"






 

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15:00-15:40 Yasuhiro YAMAKOSHI (ILCAA)
                    "Documentation of Mongolic languages in Northeast
                    China"

 




20 November, Talk session II

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11:00-11:45 * Julie Lefort (Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius)
                     "Language contact in Northern China: an overview of
                     the Dongxiang language"






 

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14:00-14:40 Norikazu KOGURA (ILCAA)
                    "Exploring the thoughts of Sibe people by way of their
                   language"






 

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15:00-15:40 Kazuhiro OKADA (ILCAA)
                     "A Corpus and Dictionary of Edo to Meiji Japan
                     Hiragana: The Development of the Wakan Meien
                     Hiragana Grapheme Database and the Corpus of
                     Edo to Meiji Textbooks"







22 November, Talk session III / The sixth LingDy Forum

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10:30-11:45 * I Wayan Arka (Australian National University)
                     "Clausal complexity and syntactic gradience: evidence
                     from Balinese SVCs"







23 November, Talk session IV

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13:30- Izumi HOSHI (ILCAA)
           "Making a documentary film of a nomadic life in contemporary
           Amdo Tibet"






 

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"Le Petit Prince" in the world's languages (19-23 November, 2016)

Date

19-23 November

Venue

Room 303, ILCAA, TUFS

Poster session

"Le Petit Prince"in the world's languages
19-23 November, 10:00-17:00

Lecture sessions

19 November (Saturday)

13:00-14:00 KAZAMA, Shinjiro (TUFS)

20 November (Sunday)

13:00-13:40 YOSHIOKA, Noboru (National Museum of Ethnology)
                    "Bittersweet Field Linguistics"
14:00-15:00 YAMADA, Yoshiko (Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples)
                    "Making an Uilta Translation of "the Little Prince" -Current Situation of the Indigenous People
                    in Sakhalin"
15:20-16:00 KUREBITO, Megumi (University of Toyama)

23 November (Wednesday)

15:00-15:40 ISHIZUKA, Masayuki (University of Tokyo)
                    "Ergativetity and allocutivity"
16:00-17:00 NIINAGA, Yuto (Seijo University)
                    "What is fieldwork? Let's listen to the sounds in Amami, which cannot be written in
                    Hiragana!"
17:10-17:50 EBATA, Fuyuki (Niigata University)
                    "Diversity in languages of the world --difference in words and their meanings--"

 

The 3rd Language Documentation Training Workshop in Miyako, Okinawa

Aims

This workshop series is conducted by the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) and is intended to provide training in language documentation in the local context. It is part of the effort to stimulate and support research on endangered languages spoken in Okinawa and also language documentation research in general. The workshop is designed for beginning researchers without much experience in working with Miyako or other Ryukyuan languages.

Term

17-23 February, 2017 (seven days)

Venue

Ikema Island, Miyakojima, Okinawa

Lecturers

・ Toshihide Nakayama (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
・ Tsuyoshi Ono (University of Alberta)

Program

The goal of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various aspects of language documentation research:
・ Collection of data for basic linguistic analyses
・ Collection of natural discourse data
・ Analysis of basic linguistic structure
・ Processing and management of linguistic data

Target participants

・ Advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students without fieldwork experience or knowledge of Miyako or other Ryukyuan languages.
A good command of conversational Japanese is required.

Selection

Depending on the number of applicants, prior screening will be held based on the application form.

Number of participants

About 7 people will be selected from the applications.

Participation fee

There is no registration fee or tuition. However, participants are responsible for their transportation cost to Miyakojima and lodging and food costs. We will try to keep the lodging and food costs reasonable by making arrangements for shared lodging and self-cooking.

Application

Please apply by filling out the online application form.

Deadline for applications

Extend the deadline: 23:59pm, November 9, 2016 (in Japan Standard Time)

Notification of selection

We will notify applicants of the results by mid November, 2016.

For further information, please contact

Prof. Toshihide Nakayama
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA),
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)

e-mail: nakayama [at] aa.tufs.ac.jp

 

The third International workshop on Information structure of Austronesian languages

Aims

This workshop brings together researchers with a more general theoretical background in information structure (IS) research and specialists on Austronesian languages with a more language-specific, genealogical-areal interest in information structure. We expect this combination of perspectives on Information Structure in Austronesian Languages will yield novel insights on and meaningful contributions to the understanding of both IS in general, and the structure of Austronesian languages.

In this third international workshop, we invite speakers who can provide with theoretical framework for the influence of prosody on information structure. It is cross-linguistically found that informationally distinctive elements such as topic and focus show unique prosody. In this workshop, language specific data of prosodic phenomena will also be served as the object of theoretical analysis.  

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The 9th Documentary Linguistics Workshop (DocLing2016)

Please click here for the details about the past DocLing workshops.

Aims

docling.nagasaki.jpg This Workshop aims to provide methodological and technical training in various aspects of language documentation research, including audio and video recording, data analysis, metadata, data management, data mobilization, archiving and research ethics. There is a practical project component that involves participants working in groups with a speaker of a language they do not know. This Workshop series is run in collaboration with the EL Training group. Information about the DocLing Workshop can be found on the EL training websitelinkicon.gif.

Term

8-13 February, 2016 (six days)

Venue

Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)(Access guidelinkicon.gif

Lecturers

*Peter K. Austin (SOAS, University of London; Visiting Research Professor, University of Hong Kong)
*David Nathan (Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education)
*Anthony Jukes (ILCAA Joint Researcher, ILCAA Visiting Professor)
*Sonja Riesberg (the University of Cologne; ILCAA Joint Researcher)
*John Bowden (ILCAA Joint Researcher, ILCAA Visiting Professor)
and others

To get more information about the lectures, please read here.

Native Speaker Consultants

*Dominikus Tauk [Helong native speaker (Indonesia)]
*Hesti Widyawati Wieringa [Javanese native speaker (Indonesia)]
*Yanti [Jambi dialect of Malay native speaker (Indonesia)]
( *Zhargal Badagarov [Buryat native speaker (Buryatia, Russian Federation)] )

Participation fee

No charge for tuition

*Participants may need to buy a textbook.
*Participants are asked to pay 500 yen for refreshments.

Application

Please take a look at the guidlines for applicantslinkicon.gif, and apply by filling out the online application formlinkicon.gif.

Programme(as of 2016-02-08)

Program (2016-02-08).pdf

Teaching Staff

Peter K. Austinlinkicon.gif

peter.jpgMärit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics, SOAS, University of London
Visiting Research Professor, University of Hong Kong
PhD (Australian National University)

Prof. Austin is an internationally recognised scholar of the study of Australia Aboriginal languages, Diyari from South Australia in particular; he also carries out research on the Sasak and Samawa languages of the Austronesian family spoken in Eastern Indonesia. Since 2002 he has been actively engaged in research and educational activities on the methodology of language documentation and language revitalisation, morpho-syntactic typology and Lexical-Functional Grammar.

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Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
Northern Territory, Australia
MA (University of Sussex)

Mr. Nathan is the language co-ordinator, Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics at the Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education near Darwin. With 20 years experience in educational and computing support for Indigenous and endangered languages, he has developed digital platforms and applications for language research, education and publishing and has taught computing, linguistics, cognitive science, multimedia, and language documentation and archiving. He is a Founding Editor of the open-source digital publisher 'EL Publishing', and his own publications include the textbook 'Australia's Indigenous Languages' and papers on archiving, language documentation, audio, multimedia, lexicography, and the internet. He led the development of the Endangered Languages Archive at the University of London, produced multimedia and online educational materials in support of several endangered languages, developed many websites, and was co-author (with Peter K. Austin) of the web's very first dictionary, for Gamilaraay, NSW.

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PhD (the University of Melbourne)

Dr. Jukes mainly works on languages in Sulawesi, Indonesia. After finishing his PhD thesis on morphosyntax of Makassarese in South Sulawesi, he worked on documentation and description of Toratán (Ratahan) in North Sulawesi as a project under ELDP (2005-2007). He has extensive knowledge and experience in documentation of endangered languages, especially in the areas of audio and video data processing using ELAN.

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ILCAA Joint Researcher
PhD (the University of Münster)

Dr. Sonja Riesberg received a Ph.D. in 2011 for her study of voice in Western Austronesian languages. She has been investigating Toli-Toli (Totoli), a language spoken in Sulawesi, Indonesia, in the DoBeS programme, which promotes documentation of endangered languages of the world, and has also been doing fieldwork on Papuan languages. Since 2012, she has been a lecturer in several workshops on documentary linguistics held at the State University of Papua.

John Bowden

ILCAA Joint Researcher, ILCAA Visiting Professor

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Please see here for more details.

 

 

The Documentary Linguistics Seminar - Introduction to Documentary Linguistics -

Documentary Linguistics Seminar: Introduction to Documentary Linguistics was held from May 18th to 21st. The seminar was attended by 24 students in total (21 students from the Linguistics course of the University of Hong Kong / 3 domestic graduate students). The LingDy2 staff members gave lectures on methods and techniques for language documentation and linguistic fieldwork.

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The second International workshop on Information structure of Austronesian languages

Proceedings the Second International Workshop on Information Structure of Austronesian Languages

ISBN: 978-4-86337-212-2
2015.12.25

Table of Contents

Riester, Arndt
pp.1-26
 
Inagaki, Kazuya 
pp.27-39 
 
Utsumi, Atsuko 
pp.41-51 
 
Jukes, Anthony 
pp.53-63 
 
Riesberg, Sonja 
pp.65-81 
 
Nomoto, Hiroki 
pp.83-101 
 
Miyake, Yoshimi 
pp.103-114 
 
Nose, Masahiko 
pp.115-126 

De Busser, Rik 
pp.127-140 
 
Shiohara, Asako, Artawa, Ketut 
pp.141-159 
 
Adelaar, Alexander 
pp.161-177 
 
Kratochvil, Frantisek, Delpada, Benidiktus 
pp.179-208 

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Aims

This workshop brings together researchers with a more general theoretical background in information structure (IS) research and specialists on Austronesian languages with a more language-specific, genealogical-areal interest in information structure. We expect this combination of perspectives on Information Structure in Austronesian Languages will yield novel insights on and meaningful contributions to the understanding of both IS in general, and the structure of Austronesian languages. The below is the link to the further explanation of this project.

http://www.aa.tufs.ac.jp/en/projects/jrp/jrp194

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The second International workshop on Information structure of Austronesian languages