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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Reconstructing Grammatical Phenomena from the Viewpoint of Tibeto-Burman Languages - Stage 2 : Characterization and Classification of Sentences

About the Project

Project term: April, 2009 - March, 2011

The project studies structural and functional aspects displayed by sentences of Tibeto-Burman (TB) languages. It is designed for members describing TB languages to share facts relevant to sentences they have uncovered, and the width and depth of perspective of observation, thereby advance descriptions by each members and enrich on understanding of sentences of TB languages. We plan to have three meetings this year. Members are to make a presentation on the sentences of their object languages, especially focusing on the classification of verb sentences with respect to speech-act types, the possible types of non-verb sentence and the distribution of copula (if any). Next year we will discuss the concepts and factors crucial to the descriptions of sentences of TB languages. Contents of the meetings such as summaries of each report are publicized on our website. The publication on sentences of TB languages is also planned.

Hideo Sawada, Project Coordinator (ILCAA)

Members

Coordinator

  • Hideo SAWADA (ILCAA)

ILCAA Staff

  • Izumi HOSHI

Joint Researchers

  • Shiho EBIHARA
  • Takumi IKEDA
  • Atsuhiko KATO
  • Kazuyuki KIRYU
  • Kousei OHTSUKA
  • Kenji OKANO
  • Satoko SHIRAI

Outputs

Meetings

The 6th meeting

  • Date/Time:30 January 2010 (Sun.) 10:30-17:00
  • Venue:Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Discussion on the publication of research results

The 5th meeting

  • Date/Time:3 October 2010 (Sun.) 10:30-17:00
  • Venue:Room 306 (Multimedia Seminar Room), ILCAA
  • Discussion on the publication of research results

The 4th meeting

  • Date/Time:10 July 2010 (Sat.) 13:00-18:30, 11 July 2010 (Sun.) 10:30-13:30
  • Venue:Room 301 (Seminar Room), ILCAA
  • 7/10
  • Fuminobu NISHIDA(ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chuo Gakuin University)
    “Sentence structure in Mangdebikha”
    Yoshiharu TAKAHASHI(ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aichi Prefectural University)
    “On Kinnauri sentences and their classification”
    Izumi HOSHI(ILCAA)
    “Sentence and clause in classical Tibetan”
    Takumi IKEDA(ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto University)
    “Predicates and sentences of Mu-nya language”
  • 7/11
  • Norihiko HAYASHI(ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)
    “Sentential types of Youle Jino”
    Isao HONDA(ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nagoya College)
    “Clause and sentence types in Seke”
    Discussion

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