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10 October 2015 (Sat.)
- 11 October 2015 (Sun.)
The 2nd meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “The case-marking systems in Ryukyuan: a typological survey”

10 October

  1. Natsuko NAKAGAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University) ”Zero case marking in Japanese”
  2. Reiko ASO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) ”Case marking in Hateruma Ryukyuan”
  3. Shigehisa KARIMATA (University of Ryukyus) ”Case marking in Koki Ryukyuan”
  4. Notices

11 October

  1. Yuto NIINAGA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Seijo University) ”Object marking in Amami Ryukyuan”
  2. Michinori SHIMOJI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyushu University) ”Focus marking and case marking”
  3. Discussion
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • No registration is required.
17 October 2015 (Sat.)
- 18 October 2015 (Sun.)
The 2nd meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Semantics of Discourse Particles in East and Southeast Asian Languages”

17 October, Venue: Room 304, ILCAA

  • 1. Stefan KAUFMANN (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto University) “Dynamic semantics tutorial”
  • 2. Magdalena KAUFMANN (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto University) “Imperative semantics”

18 October, Venue: Room 303, ILCAA

  • 1. Christopher DAVIS (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of the Ryukyus) “Question semantics”
  • 2. Satomi ITO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Ochanomizu University) “Particles in Mandarin”
  • 3. Discussion and other talks: (to be specified)
  • Language: English
304, 303
1 November 2015 (Sun.)
Symposium of the Japan Consortium for Area Studies in 2015 “Challenging the borders by area studies”

Symposium of the Japan Consortium for Area Studies in 2015 “Challenging the borders by area studies”

  • 13:00- Registration
  • 13:30-13:40 Opening remarks by Hidemitsu KUROKI (ILCAA)
  • 13:40-14:10 Presentation 1 Shuji HOSAKA (The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan) “Straight borders: Lawrence of Arabia and Islamic State”
  • 14:10-14:40 Presentation 2 Aiko NISHIKIDA (ILCAA) “Struggles over the invisible border between Palestine and Israel: recognition of the state, Jerusalem, and the partition plan”
  • 14:40-15:10 Presentation 3 Kimitaka MATSUZATO (The University of Tokyo) “Conflicts not making solid the borders: experiences from the Black Sea area and Ukraine”
  • 15:10-15:30 break
  • 15:30-16:00 Presentation 4 Shinichi TAKEUCHI (The Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO) “The borders are the main causes of conflicts in Africa?”
  • 16:00-16:30 Presentation 5  Ikuya TOKORO (ILCAA) “Dynamics of demarking and crossing the borders: a case of Southeast Asian sea world”
  • 16:30-16:40 break
  • 16:40-16:55 Comment 1 Noriko KIYOTANI (IOM Tokyo, Country Office with Resource Mobilization Function)
  • 16:55-17:10 Comment 2 Akihiro IWASHITA (Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University)
  • 17:10-17:40 General discussion
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
Organized by
ILCAA and Japan Consortium for Area Studies
16 December 2015 (Wed.)
- 22 December 2015 (Tue.)
The 2nd Language Documentation Training in Miyako, Okinawa
  • 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
  • Instructors: Toshihide NAKAYAMA(ILCAA), Tsuyoshi ONO (University of Alberta)
  • Language: Japanese
  • For details, please see here.
Ikema Island, Miyakojima, Okinawa
8 February 2016 (Mon.)
- 13 February 2016 (Sat.)
The 9th Documentary Linguistics Workshop (DocLing2016)
  • 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)
    and others
  • Programme: This workshop aims to provide methodological and technical training in various aspects of language documentation and archiving of endangered/minority languages, dealing with a variety of topics including:
    ・overviews of language documentation and archiving
    ・audio/video recording
    ・data management
    ・data mobilization
    ・photography in language documentation
    ・fieldwork issues
  • Please visit our webpage for details:
  • Call for participants:
  • Application Form:Please apply by filling out the online application form at URL: An automatic message of acknowledgement will be sent when the application is completed successfully. If you do not receive a reply e-mail or suspect any problem, please contact lingdy-office[at] for assistance.(Please change [at] to @.)
  • Deadline for applications: The application must arrive no later than noon, 30th November 2015 (Japan Standard Time).

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