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1 October 2014 (Wed.)
- 26 December 2014 (Fri.)
10:30‐17:00
(Closed on weekends and holidays)
The Fifty Years of ILCAA and the Fields seen by its Staff
[open]
  • It has been fifty years since the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) was established as an affiliate of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in April 1964. This exhibition will look back on the fifty years of ILCAA and display the photographs taken by the present and past staff of ILCAA during fieldworks in various parts of Asia and Africa. ILCAA holds this exhibition to celebrate its 50th anniversary with gratitude for support it has received since its foundation.

  • Language: Japanese
Organized by
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA)
ILCAA 1F
28 November 2014 (Fri.)
16:00‐18:00
Professor Ritva LAURY Public lecture
[open]
  • Speaker: Ritva LAURY (University of Helsinki)
  • “The interactional emergence of ‘if’ requests: Constructions, trajectories, and sequences of actions”
  • Abstract (105KB)
  • Language: English
  • Admission: Free
Organized by
Linguistic Dynamics Science Project2 (LingDy2)
304
29 November 2014 (Sat.)
10:00‐15:00
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in Japan: The State of the Art
  • TBA(Program is now in preparation.)
  • Language: English
Organized by
Core Project “Human Mobility and Formation of Plural Societies in the Middle East and the Muslim World”
Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (JaCMES)
29 November 2014 (Sat.)
13:00-17:00
The 6th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Transformation of Religions as Reflected in Javanese Texts”
  • 1. Presentations for the international symposium in February
  • 2. Stuart Owen, ROBSON (ILCAA Visiting Professor) “Some Aspects of the Thought-World of the Old Javanese Kakawin”
  • Languages: English, Japanese
301
29 November 2014 (Sat.)
14:00-18:30
The 2nd meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “A Study of Sources for African History”
[open]

Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies” Open Meeting

  • 1. Asuka TSUJI (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia,The University of Tokyo / JSPS Research Fellow) “Coptic Church Sources for Northeast African History”
  • 2. Hiroki ISHIKAWA (ILCAA) “Source Materials on the Historiography of Northern Ethiopia and their Characteristics”
  • 3. Annoucement of the Schedule
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
Jointly sponsored by
Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies”
Hongo Satellite 5F
29 November 2014 (Sat.)
10:00-18:00
- 30 November 2014 (Sun.)
13:00-18:00
International workshop on Tight and Loose Grammar / The 3rd meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Investigation into the Possibilities and Implications of a Usage-based Approach to Grammar”
[open]

29 November

  1. Toshihide NAKAYAMA (ILCAA)
  2. Robert ENGLEBRETSON (Rice University)
  3. Anna VATANEN (University of Helsinki)
  4. Marja-Liisa HELASVUO (University of Turku)
  5. Mari NIKONEN (University of Helsinki)
  6. Karita SUOMALAINEN (University of Helsinki)
  7. Discussion

30 November

  1. Michael EWING (University of Melbourne)
  2. Ritva LAURY (University of Helsinki)
  3. Ryoko SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Keio Universty) & Sandra A. THOMPSON (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara)
  4. Päivi HAKAMÄKI (University of Helsinki)
  5. Discussion
  • Language: English
  • Admission: Free
  • No registration is required.
304
30 November 2014 (Sun.)
15:00‐19:00
The 1st Book Review Meeting: Core Project “The Anthropological Explorations into the Linkage of Micro-Macro Perspectives”
[open]

“Gaarokoyre” by Yutaka SAKUMA

  • 1. Yutaka SAKUMA (ILCAA) Presentation by the Author
  • 2. Yuichi SEKIYA (The University of Tokyo), Masaki SAKIYAMA (Ritsumeikan University), Takashi SUGISHIMA (Kyoto University) Comment
  • 3. Discussion
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
Organized by
Core Project “The Anthropological Explorations into the Linkage of Micro-Macro Perspectives”
306
5 December 2014 (Fri.)
15:00-19:00
The 14th Field Science Colloquium
[open]
  • 15:00-15:05 Opening Remarks by Ryoko NISHII (ILCAA)
  • 15:05-15:50 1. Yasuhiro YAMAKOSHI (ILCAA) “Can field linguists believe everything native speakers say?”
  • 15:50-16:35 2. Takeshi NAGANUMA (Hiroshima University) “Life on the edges viewed as life in the slow lane”
  • 16:35-16:45 Break
  • 16:45-17:30 3. Masahiro UMEZAKI (The University of Tokyo) “Leading an interdisciplinary project: an example of a nutritional study in Papua New Guinea”
  • 17:30-19:00 Discussion
  • Commentator: Ikuya TOKORO (ILCAA)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
Organized by
Field Science Center
304
6 December 2014 (Sat.)
13:30‐17:30
Field Linguistics Workshop : Grammatical Studies Workshops 8― Copulas and Existential Expressions (2)
[open]
  • 1. Masayuki ISHIZUKA (Graduate School, University of Tokyo) “Two types of copular sentences in Basque”
  • 2. Mitsuya SASAKI (Graduate School, The University of Tokyo) “Copular sentences and types of arguments in Ixquihuacan Nahuatl”
  • 3. Noboru YOSHIOKA (National Museum of Ethnology) “Copulas of languages in northern Pakistan”
  • * This workshop will be broadcasted by USTREAM. It is also welcome to participate through the internet broadcast.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • For details, please see here (in Japanese)
Organized by
ILCAA and Linguistic Dynamics Science Project2 (LingDy2)
304
6 December 2014 (Sat.)
14:00‐18:00
Symposium: Core Project “The Anthropological Explorations into the Linkage of Micro-Macro Perspectives”: The Book Review and Discussion of “Seido:Jinruishakai no Shinka (Practices, Conventions and Institutions: The Evolution of Human Sociality)” ed. by Kaori KAWAI (2013).
[open]
  • 1. Ryoko NISHII (ILCAA) Address
  • 2. Kaori KAWAI (ILCAA) Introduction by the editor
  • 3. Suehisa KURODA (Professor Emeritus of the University of Shiga Prefecture) Presentation by a coauthor 1 (Primate Sociology)
  • 4. Toru SOGA (Hirosaki University) Presentation by a coauthor 2 (Ecological Anthropology)
  • 5. Motomitsu UCHIBORI (The Open University of Japan) Presentation by a coauthor 3 (Cultural-Social Anthropology)
  • 6. Kaoru ADACHI-KANAZAWA (Kyoto Sangyo University) Presentation by a coauthor 4 (Theoretical View)
  • 7. Katsuo NAWA (The University of Tokyo) Comment 1
  • 8. Juichi YAMAGIWA (Kyoto University) Comment 2:
  • 9. Masaichi NOMURA (Professor Emeritus of National Museum of Ethnology) Comment 3:
  • 10. Discussion
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
Organized by
Core Project “The Anthropological Explorations into the Linkage of Micro-Macro Perspectives”
306
6 December 2014 (Sat.)
16:00‐19:00
Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies” Open Meeting
[open]

Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies” Open Meeting

  • Lecturer: Nobuyuki OGURA (Faculty of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, the University of the Ryukus)
  • “Diffusion of Modern Architectures in Africa”
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
Organized by
Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies”
Jointly sponsored by
the Japanese Association for African Studies and FENICS
301
7 December 2014 (Sun.)
13:00-17:00
Field Linguistics Workshop : Practical course in audio data processing: making a basic vocabulary with audio.
[open]
304
7 December 2014 (Sun.)
14:00-18:00
The 8th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Reconsidering Intermediate Social Groups in Premodern South Asia”
[open]
  • 1. Jun TAKASHIMA (ILCAA) “Angkorian Kingship and Shaivism”
  • 2. Nobuaki KONDO (ILCAA) “Persianate Culture and Local Communities in South Asia”
  • Language: Japanese
Hongo Satellite 5F
13 December 2014 (Sat.)
13:00-19:00
The 13th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Human Society in Evolutionary Perspectives (3)”
  1. Ryoko NISHII (ILCAA) “The face and others-Muslim Women and the Veil.”
  2. Yuko SUGIYAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hirosaki University) “Multiple Pictures of “Others” in an Agrarian Society of Africa-Ancetral Spirits, Witchcraft and the Daily Life.” (tentative)
  3. Yuu MIZUNO (Chubu Gakuin University) “The Presence of Another Person in Early Development: The Comparative Developmental Psychological Point of View.”
306
14 December 2014 (Sun.)
14:00-19:00
The 3rd meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Anthropological Study of Things(2) (Dynamics of Human/Non-human things)”
  1. Yukako YOSHIDA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology) “Repetitive imagination and creation- the case of dance and masks of topeng legong in Bali (tentative).”
  2. Michio NAKAMURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto University) “Are animals “non” human?: A discourse on humans, animals, and things”
  3. Discussion
306
17 December 2014 (Wed.)
- 22 December 2014 (Mon.)
Language Documentation Training on Miyako Island
  • This workshop has been planned to give training in language documentation in the context where the language is still spoken in order to to stimulate and support research in language documentation. It is designed for beginning researchers without much experience in working with Miyako and other Ryukyuan languages.

  • The workshop activities include:
  • - Collection of data for basic linguistic analyses
  • - Collection of natural discourse data
  • - Analysis of basic linguistic structure
  • - Processing and management of linguistic data
  • Language: Japanese
Organized by
Linguistic Dynamics Science Project2 (LingDy2)
Ikema-jima Island, Miyakojima City, Okinawa, Japan
18 December 2014 (Thu.)
18:00‐20:00
Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies” Open Meeting
[open]

Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies” Open Meeting

  • Lecturer: Yui SUNANO (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
  • “Life of people having a staple diet of brewage: A case of Derashe area in southern Ethiopia”
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
Organized by
Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies”
Jointly sponsored by
the Japanese Association for African Studies
301
19 December 2014 (Fri.)
14:00-18:00
- 20 December 2014 (Sat.)
10:00-16:00
The 14th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “The new boundary-crossing approach on Ancient Chinese Slip and Tablet Documents (2) : Change and Duration in the Qin and Han as seen through a Comparison of Wooden Tablets from the Qin site of Liye and North-west Border Area of Han”

19 December

  1. Editorial Meeting
  2. Naomi SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Meiji University) Reading:“Jianshuijinguan(er)07” (Firstpart)
  3. Naomi SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Meiji University) Reading “Jianshuijinguan(er)07” (Second part)

20 December

  1. Editorial Meeting
  2. Kyoko MEGURO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto Prefectural University) Reading:“Jianshuijinguan(er)08” (Firstpart)
  3. Kyoko MEGURO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto Prefectural University) Reading “Jianshuijinguan(er)08” (Second part)
301
19 December 2014 (Fri.)
- 21 December 2014 (Sun.)
Seminar on the Middle East and Islamic Studies for Students of Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Level
Supported by
JCAS(Japan Consortium for Area Studies)
306
20 December 2014 (Sat.)
10:30-17:30
- 21 December 2014 (Sun.)
10:00-15:00
The 5th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Cross-linguistic Research on “Verbals””

20 December

  1. Sambuudorj OCHIRBATIIN (ILCAA Visiting Professor) “Verbal Inflection of Oirat (tentative title)”
  2. Tokusu KUREBITO (ILCAA) “Verbals in Chukchi (tentative title)”
  3. Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA) “Nominalization in Sliammon (tentative title)”
  4. Yuta MATSUOKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies) “Verbals in Korean (tentative title)”

21 December

  1. Kosei OTSUKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) “Verbs in Tiddim Chin (tentative title)”
  2. Atsushi YAMADA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Japan Health Care College) “Verbs in Parauk Wa”
  3. Discussion
304
10 January 2015 (Sat.)
14:00-18:00
- 11 January 2015 (Sun.)
10:30-18:00
The 7th Seminar in Ottoman paleography and diplomatics / The 3rd meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Early Modern Islamic States and the Surrounding World”
[open]

10 January, Room 304, ILCAA

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University) Lecture on estate inventories(tereke defterleri) and petitions
  • 3. Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University) Reading estate inventories in the Court Registers I

11 January, Room 303, ILCAA

Organized by
Core Project “Human Mobility and Formation of Plural Societies in the Middle East and the Muslim World”
Jointly sponsored by
NIHU PROGRAM IAS Center at the Toyo Bunko(TBIAS), ILCAA Joint Research Project “Early Modern Islamic States and the Surrounding World”
304, 303
17 February 2015 (Tue.)
- 23 February 2015 (Mon.)
22 February is a day off.
The 8th Documentary Linguistics Workshop (DocLing2015)
[open]
  • Lecturers: Peter Austin (SOAS, University of London)
    David Nathan (EWA, University of Oxford)
    Anthony Jukes (CRLD, La Trobe University)
    Sonja Riesberg (University of Cologne)
    Hideo Sawada (ILCAA)
    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 the topics including:
    ・overviews of language documentation and archiving
    ・audio/video recording
    ・data management
    ・data mobilization
    ・archiving
    ・photography in language documentation
    ・fieldwork issues
  • Please visit our webpage for details:
  • Call for participants:
  • Application Form:
  • Deadline for applications:The application must arrive no later than 12:00 (in Japan Standard Time), 21st November 2014.
  • Deadline for applications:The application must arrive no later than 12:00 (in Japan Standard Time), 15th December 2014.
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