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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Typological Study on “Altaic-type” Languages (2)



  • “Altaic type” Languages
  • Linguistic typology
  • insubordination
  • finiteness


  • Central Asia
  • Inner Asia
  • North-east Asia (including Japan)
  • South America



About the Project

Project term: April, 2019–March, 2022

The present project explores some issues related to the hierarchy of sentences and clauses, which is proved to be a characteristic of “Altaic-type” languages as a result of the previous phase of the project (ILCAA joint research project titled “Typological Study on ‘Altaic-type’ Languages”). The research aims to reveal the typological characteristics of “Altaic-type” languages. The main topics of the project are as follows: (i) typology on the construction of the predicates of the sentence: insubordination out of nominal clauses and the issue of finiteness; (ii) management of a subject according to different levels of clause hierarchy; (iii) management of tense according to different levels of clause hierarchy; and (iv) semantics and syntax of nominal phrases according to different levels of clause hierarchy.

Norikazu KOGURA, Project Coordinator
(Associate Professor, ILCAA)



  • Norikazu KOGURA (ILCAA)


  • Tokusu KUREBITO
  • Honoré WATANABE
  • Yasuhiro YAMAKOSHI

Joint Researchers

  • Reiko ASO
  • Sangyub BAEK
  • Heekyung CHAE
  • Fuyuki EBATA
  • Daisuke EBINA
  • Suzushi HAYATA
  • Hiromi KAJI
  • Shinjiro KAZAMA
  • Norifumi KUROSHIMA
  • Linjing LI
  • Yuko OSANAI
  • Michinori SHIMOJI
  • Hiroyuki UMETANI
  • Haibo Wang
  • Noboru YOSHIOKA



The 1st meeting

  • Date/Time: Sat 13 Jul 2019 13:00-17:00
  • Venue: 304
  • Language: Japanese
  • 26 Sep
  • 13:00–13:45 Norikazu KOGURA (ILCAA)
    14:00–15:30 Shinjiro KAZAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Are they the Altaic-type features or genetic ones or areal ones?: evidentiality, person, and negation of Altaic-type languages”
    15:45–17:00 Discussion on the planning of the project

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