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Prof. MATSUI (former joint researcher of ILCAA) received the 12th SHIRAKAWA Shizuka Commemorating Prize

Prof. Dr. MATSUI Dai (Osaka University, Graduate School of Letters) received the 12th SHIRAKAWA Shizuka Commemorating Prize for Oriental Letters and Culture (Ritsumeikan University) for his achievement including the publication of Multilingual source materials of the Dunhuang grottoes (ILCAA, 2017).
He is a former joint researcher of ILCAA and a head of ILCAA Joint Research Project “The Society in Dunhuang based on the studies of multilingual sources newly discovered” (April, 2014–March, 2017).
Award ceremony was held in the conference room of HIRAI Kaichiro Memorial Library in Kinugasa Campus of Ritsumeikan University in May 26, 2018.

Prof. Kotze, a former visiting professor of ILCAA, will be awarded by the South African Academy

Prof. Ernst Frederick Kotzé, a professor emeritus of the Nelson Mandela University and a former visiting professor of ILCAA, will be awarded an Exceptional Medallion of Honour of the South African Academy of Science and Arts of the year 2018.
He has won it for his eminent contribution and service to scientific and standard Afrikaans, one of the official languages of the Republic of South Africa. His fields of speciality cover an extremely wide range of the studies of Afrikaans and general linguistics, including orthography, lexicography, sociolinguistics, language planning and policy, historical linguistics, forensic linguistics, translation studies, grammatical studies, language teaching and language practice. No other South African has excelled over such a large spectrum of linguistics over the last 50 years. The Academy specifically mentioned the Afrikaans-Japannese Woordeboek (Afrikaans-Japanese Dictionary) published by ILCAA in 2016 as his “magnum opus”, the result of years of research.
The award will be presented in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 21 September 2018.



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