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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Comparative Study on the Languages of the North from Typological Perspective

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Keywords

Areas

  • Northeast Asia
  • Northwestern part of North America

Website

http://www.ling-atlas.jp/index_en.html

About the Project

Project term: April, 2010–March, 2013

Summary of the project: This project will conduct comparative research on various grammatical phenomena of the languages distributed over the area from north eastern Siberia to North America (languages of the North, hereinafter). This area, which is also the route of mankind’s movement from the Old World to the New has attracted linguists’ attention for its preeminent language density consisting of different types and families. Typological diversity of these languages covers a broad variety of both morphological and syntactic matters such as synthesis and cohesiveness, morphological means, marking of grammatical relationship, word order, and grammatical category. The languages of both areas, north eastern Siberia and North America, have so far been studied separately from each other. However, there are a number of grammatical phenomena which show similarity beyond the Continents. Therefore, it is becoming more and more important to view the area from an overall perspective. With cooperation from specialists at home and abroad, our Institute is expected to become a unique base for the typological study of the languages of the North.

This project is a part of the “Linguistic Dynamics Science Project” at ILCAA.

Tokusu Kurebito, Project Coordinator (ILCAA)

Members

Coordinator

  • Tokusu KUREBITO (ILCAA)

ILCAA Staff

  • Honoré WATANABE (Sub-coordinator)
  • Asako SHIOHARA
  • Shintaro ARAKAWA
  • Tohihide NAKAYAMA

Joint Researchers

  • Andrej MALCHUKOV
  • Anna BERGE
  • Anna BUGAEVA
  • Arienne M. DWYER
  • Chikako ONO
  • Fubito ENDO
  • Fuyuki EBATA
  • Hidetoshi SHIRAISHI
  • Hirofumi HORI
  • Hiroyuki UMETANI
  • Iku NAGASAKI
  • Kan SASAKI
  • Kumiko ICHIHASHI-NAKAYAMA
  • Megumi KUREBITO
  • Norikazu KOGURA
  • Shinjiro KAZAMA
  • Toshiro TSUMAGARI
  • Yoshiko YAMADA
  • Yukari NAGAYAMA
  • Yuu KURIBAYASHI

Outputs

Meetings

The 8th meeting

  • International Workshop “Linguistic Documentation and Description of the North”
  • Date/Time: 1 December 2012 (Sat.) 10:00-17:00, 2 December 2012 (Sun.) 10:00-17:00
  • Venue: Room 306 (Multimedia Seminar Room), ILCAA
  • Language: English
  • 1 December, Presentations:
  • Nadezda Vinokurova (Research Institute for Humanities and Problems of the Indigenous of the North)
    “Descriptive verbs in Sakha”
    Abstract (English) (83KB)
    Zhargal Badagarov (Buryat State University)
    “Buryat dialects: what has been studied and what is yet to be studied”
    Abstract (English) (145KB)
    Xing Huang (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
    “The Chinese Pronunciation by the Northern Minorities of China”
    Abstract (English, Chinese) (61KB)
    Hirofumi Hori (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Shizuoka University)
    “Polysynthesis’ in Haida”
    Abstract (English) (71KB)
    Tokusu KUREBITO (ILCAA)
    “Chukchi as a Polysynthetic language”
  • 2 December, Presentations:
  • Fuyuki EBATA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Causative and passive in Sakha with a particular focus on double-accusative causatives and impersonal passives”
    Abstract (English) (19KB)
    Megumi KUREBITO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Toyama University)
    “Intransitive/transitive correspondence in Koryak from a typological point of view”
    Arzhaana Syuryun (Institute for Linguistics Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
    “Double negation in Tyvan”
    Abstract (English) (211KB)
    Shinjiro KAZAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Relative tense in contrastive linguistics”

The 7th meeting

  • Date/Time: 2 June 2012 (Sat.) 13:00-18:00
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Li Linjing (Seikei Univbersity)
    “Impersonal Participal in Hezhen”
    Hiroyuki UMETANI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Tokyo)
    “Verbal nominals in Mongolian”
    Shinjiro KAZAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo Univrsity of Foreign Studies)
    “Relative tense in contrastive linguistics”

The 6th meeting

  • International Workshop on Transitivity and Its Related Phenomena : program as PDF
  • Date/Time: 2 December 2011 (Fri.) 15:30-17:30, 3 December 2011 (Sat.) 10:00-17:30, 4 December 2011 (Sun.) 10:00-15:30
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: English
  • 2 December, Special Talks:
  • Anna BERGE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, ANCL, University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
    “Language Documentation and the Alaska Native Languages Today”
    Arienne DWYER (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Kansas)
    “Collaborative Linguistic Annotation and Archiving”
  • 3 December, Presentations:
  • Kan SASAKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Sapporo Gakuin University)
    “Anticausativization in the Hokkaido dialect of Japanese”
    Abstract (English) (12KB)
    Olga POTANINA (Tomsk Polytechnic University)
    “Contact-induced change in relativization strategies in Eastern Khanty”
    Abstract (English) (15KB)
    Arienne DWYER (University of Kansas)
    “Morphological transitivity in some Amdo Mongolic languages”
    Abstract (English) (26KB)
    Yuu KURIBAYASHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Okayama University)
    “Transitivity in Turkish”
    Abstract (English) (12KB)
    Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)
    “Transitivity and Arguments in Sliammon Salish”
    Fuyuki EBATA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
    “Valency retention in Sakha derivational nominalization with reference to lexical integrity and morphology-syntax interface”
    Abstract (English) (7KB)
    Discussion
  • 4 December, Presentations:
  • Anna BERGE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, ANCL, University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
    “Object Reduction in Aleut”
    Tokusu KUREBITO (ILCAA)
    “Voice and valency change in ergative and accusative languages: Focusing on Chukchi and Mongolian”
    Abstract (English) (34KB)
    Andrey FILCHENKO (Pedagogical University of Tomsk)
    “Negation in Eastern Khanty and Sorthern Selkup: Areal and Typological Perspective”
    Abstract (English) (36KB)
    Hidetoshi SHIRAISHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Sapporo Gakuin University)
    “Phonologically driven allomorphy in Nivkh transitive verbs”
    Abstract (English) (31KB)
    Discussion

The 5th meeting

  • Date/Time: 9 July 2011 (Sat.) 13:00-17:30, 10 July 2011 (Sun.) 10:00-14:30
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 5F
  • 9 July, “Comparative Study on the Languages of the North from Typological Perspective”
  • Norikazu KOGURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyushu University)
    “On the verbal suffix -ve in Sibe”
    Fubito ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Wakayama University)
    “On object marking in transitive clauses in Yukaghir: From a typological point of view”
    Tokusu KUREBITO (ILCAA)
    “Transitivity and Voice in Chukchi”
  • 10 July, “Cross-Linguistic Studies on Clause Combining”
  • Kumiko NAKAYAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Japanese kedo, revisited: insubordination, discourse genre, and grammaticization”
    Yukari NAGAYAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido University)
    “An overview of clause types in Alutor”
    Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)
    “Plans and discussions about future meetings”

The 4th meeting

  • Date/Time: 21 May 2011 (Sat.) 13:00-18:00
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Andrey FILCHENKO (Tomsk Pedagogical University, Russia)
    “Research tradition and state-of-the-art of the Tomsk Siberian language documentation and typological studies”
    Yoshiko YAMADA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido Univesity)
    “Impersonal participle in Uilta”
    Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA)
    “Valency marking, valency alternations, and verb classes in Sliammon Salish”
    Andrey FILCHENKO (Tomsk Pedagogical University, Russia)
    “On voice constructions in Khanty language from typological and discourse pragmatics perspectives”

The 3rd meeting

  • Date/Time:22 January 2011 (Sat.) 13:00-18:00
  • Venue:Room 405 (Workshop Space), ILCAA
  • Fuyuki EBATA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Syntactic Derivation and Nominalization/Verbalization in Sakha (Yakut)”
    Yukari NAGAYAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido University)
    “Transitivity in Alutor” (tentative)
    Kumiko NAKAYAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Transitivity/Voice Alternation in Hualapai”

The 2nd meeting

  • Date/Time:18 September 2010 (Sat.) 13:00-18:00
  • Venue:Conference Room (7F), Hongo Satellite
  • Chikako ONO (Chiba University)
    “Transitivity and Voice in Itelmen”
    Hirofumi HORI (Shizuoka University)
    “Transitivity in Haida”
    Yuu KURIBAYASI (Okayama University)
    “Relativization and transitivity in Turkic languages”

The 1st meeting

  • Date/Time:29 May 2010 (Sat.) 10:30-18:30
  • Venue:Hongo Satellite, ILCAA
  • Tokusu KUREBITO (ILCAA)
    “Aims and plans of the project”
    Andrej MALCHUKOV (ILCAA Joint Researcher/The National Institute for Japanese Language)
    “Transitivity parameters and transitivity alternations”
    Fuyuki EBATA (ILCAA Joint Researcher/ Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
    “The voice suffixes and lexical meaning in Sakha”
    Report(English)(23KB)
    Kan SASAKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher/ Sapporo Gakuin University)
    “Non-universality of reflexive analysis for anticausativization: Evidence from the Hokkaido dialect of Japanese”
    Report(English)(43KB)
    Megumi KUREBITO (ILCAA Joint Researcher/ Toyama University)
    “Property predication in Koryak:with a focus on antipassivization and topicalization”
    Report(English)(12KB)

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