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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Studies in Asian and African Geolinguistics

Studies in Asian and African Geolinguistics

Keywords

  • linguistic geography
  • linguistic typology
  • areal linguistics

Areas

  • The whole area of Asia and Africa

Website

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About the Project

Project term: April, 2020–March, 2023

  To identify all language families and isolated languages in Asia and Africa, in collaboration with related disciplines such as genetics and archaeology, this project aims to clarify the formation of linguistic features associated with the following: 1) nominative and accusative case marking; 2) consonantal systems; 3) a lexicon of small animals, siblings, cultivated plants; and 4) numerical systems from linguistic maps that have a 2000-location density. Research meetings are to be held twice a year in English, with the results being available to the public as electronic publications. This project seeks to treat the language families and isolated languages as one linguistic area and encourages close collaboration between Asian and African language researchers and adjacent disciplines.

Mitsuaki ENDO, Project Coordinator
(Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University)

Members

Coordinator

  • Mitsuaki ENDO (Aoyama Gakuin University)

ILCAA Staff

  • Makoto MINEGISHI
  • Daisuke SHINAGAWA
  • Keita KURABE

Joint Researchers

  • Mika FUKAZAWA
  • Chitsuko FUKUSHIMA
  • Kazue IWASA
  • Takamasa IWASAKI
  • Kimihiko KIMURA
  • Shinsuke KISHIE
  • Nozomi KODAMA
  • Junko KOMORI
  • Ryo MATSUMOTO
  • Yoichi NAGATO
  • Hirosi NAKAGAWA
  • Shuichiro NAKAO
  • Chikako ONO
  • Masaaki SHIMIZU
  • Fumiki SUZUKI
  • Hiroyuki SUZUKI
  • Noboru YOSHIOKA

Outputs


Meetings

The 3rd meeting Report (Japanese)(958KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 4 Sep 2021 9:00–16:15 - Sun 5 Sep 2021 9:00–17:15
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: English
  • Admission: Free
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • For registration, please visit here.
  • Jointly Sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project “Studies in Asian and African Geolinguistics”, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area) “Deciphering the History of Yaponesians through Comparison and Analyses between Japanese and the Other Concerned Languages” (Principal Investigator: Mitsuaki ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University) Project Number: 18H05510), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area) “Inference of human migration to Yaponesia based on animal and plant genome sequence analyses” (Principal Investigator: Hitoshi SUZUKI (Hokkaido University) Project Number: 18H05508)
  • 4 Sep
  • [1st Session] Chair: Mitsuaki ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University)
    1. Hitoshi SUZUKI (Hokkaido University)
    “Human impacts on the evolution of rats and mice”
    2. Ryuichi MASUDA (Hokkaido University)
    “Phylogeography of brown bears in the northern hemisphere”
    3. Yohey TERAI (The Graduate University of Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI)
    “The evolutionary process of dogs domesticated from gray wolves”
    [2nd Session] Chair: Yohey TERAI (The Graduate University of Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI)
    4. Teruaki TOZAKI (Genetic Analysis Department, Laboratory of Racing Chemistry, Japan)
    “Genetic diversity and relationships among European, Asian and Japanese horse breeds”
    5. Takahiro YONEZAWA (Tokyo University of Agriculture)
    “Origin and history of Japanese native chickens as inferred from the mitochondria DNA analysis”
    [3rd Session] Chair: Chitsuko FUKUSHIMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Niigata Prefecture)
    6. Kohei NAKAZAWA (The University of Tokyo), Akiko YOKOYAMA (JSPS/ILCAA, TUFS)
    “Animal vocabulary in Japonic”
    7. Rei FUKUI (The University of Tokyo)
    “Animal vocabulary in Korean”
    8. Kenji YAGI (Kokushikan University)
    “Animal vocabulary in Sinitic”
    9. All members
    Discussion
    [4th Session] Chair: Akiko YOKOYAMA (JSPS/ILCAA, TUFS)
    10. Chikako ONO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkai-Gakuen University)
    “Animal vocabulary in Chukotko-Kamchatkan”
    11. Mika FUKAZAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Ainu Museum)
    “Animal vocabulary in Ainu”
    12. Yoshio SAITO (Takushoku University)
    “Animal vocabulary in Mongolic and Turkic”
    13. All members
    Discussion
  • 5 Sep
  • [5th Session] Chair: Mika FUKAZAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Ainu Museum)
    14. Satoko SHIRAI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, The University of Tokyo)
    “Grammatical relations in Asian and African languages”
    15. Shiho EBIHARA (ILCAA Fellow), Kazue IWASA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies), Keita KURABE (ILCAA), Satoko SHIRAI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, The University of Tokyo), and Hiroyuki SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Fudan University)
    “Animal vocabulary in Tibeto-Burman”
    16. Atsuko UTSUMI (Meisei University)
    “Animal vocabulary in Austronesian”
    17. All members
    Discussion
    [6th Session] Chair: Shiho EBIHARA (ILCAA Fellow)
    18. Mitsuaki ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University), Aika TOMITA (Osaka Shoin Women's University), Ayaka HIRANO (Osaka University)
    “Animal vocabulary in Kra-Dai”
    19. Masaaki SHIMIZU (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University),Makoto MINEGISHI (ILCAA)
    “Animal vocabulary in Austroasiatic”
    20. Yoshihisa TAGUCHI (Chiba University)
    “Animal vocabulary in Hmong-Mien”
    21. All members
    Discussion
    [7th Session] Chair: Kazue IWASA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies)
    22. Noboru YOSHIOKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology)
    “Animal vocabulary in South Asia”
    23. Nozomi KODAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kumamoto University)
    “Animal vocabulary in Dravidian”
    24. Takamasa IWASAKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, JSPS/ Kyoto University)
    “Animal vocabulary in Iranian”
    25. All members
    Discussion
    [8th Session] Chair: Takamasa IWASAKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, JSPS/ Kyoto University)
    26. Youichi NAGATO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, TUFS)
    “Animal vocabulary in Semitic”
    27. Shuichiro NAKAO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    “Animal vocabulary in Nilo-Saharan”
    28. All members
    Discussion
    [9th Session] Chair: Nozomi KODAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kumamoto University)
    29. Daisuke SHINAGAWA (ILCAA), Junko KOMORI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    “Animal vocabulary in Bantu: A tentative survey on selectedanimal names with a special focuson Eastern Bantu languages”
    30. Kimihiko KIMURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, TUFS), Hirosi NAKAGAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, TUFS)
    “Animal vocabulary in the Kalahari Basin Area”
    31. All members
    Discussion

The 2nd meeting Report (Japanese)(1.3MB)

  • Date/Time: Sun 28 Mar 2021 13:00–18:0 - Mon 29 Mar 2021 9:00–17:45
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: English
  • Admission: Free
  • Jointly Sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project "Studies in Asian and African Geolinguistics", NINJAL Collaborative Research Project "Endangered Languages and Dialects in Japan" (Principal Investigator: Nobuko KIBE (NINJAL)), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area) "Deciphering the History of Yaponesians through Comparison and Analyses between Japanese and the Other Concerned Languages"(Principal Investigator:Mitsuaki ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University) Project Number: 18H05510)
  • 28 Mar
  • [1st Session] Chair: Chitsuko FUKUSHIMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Niigata Prefecture)
    Satoko SHIRAI (ILCAA Fellow)
    “Theoretical Frameworks for Grammatical Relations in Asia and Africa”
    Nobuko KIBE (NINJAL), Kohei NAKAZAWA (NINJAL), Akiko YOKOYAMA (JSPS/ILCAA, TUFS)
    “Grammatical Relations in Japonic”
    Rei FUKUI (The University of Tokyo)
    “Grammatical Relations in Korean”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [2nd Session] Chair: Kohei NAKAZAWA (NINJAL)
    Ryo MATSUMOTO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kansai University of International Studies)
    “Grammatical Relations in Tungusic and Uralic”
    Yoshio SAITO (Takushoku University)
    “Grammatical Relations in Mongolic and Turkic”
    Satoko SHIRAI (ILCAA Fellow), Shiho EBIHARA (ILCAA Fellow), Kazue IWASA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies), Keita KURABE (ILCAA), and Hiroyuki SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Fudan University)
    “Grammatical Relations in Tibeto-Burman”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [3rd Session]
    Chair: Keita KURABE (ILCAA)
    Fumiki SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nanzan University)
    “Grammatical Relations in Sinitic”
    Mitsuaki ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University)
    “Grammatical Relations in Kra-Dai”
    Atsuko UTSUMI (Meisei University)
    “Grammatical Relations in Austronesian”
    All participants
    Discussion
  • 29 Mar
  • [4th Session]
    Chair: Noboru YOSHIOKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology)
    Makoto MINEGISHI (ILCAA) , Masaaki SHIMIZU (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    “Grammatical Relations in Austroasiatic”
    Chikako ONO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkai-Gakuen University)
    “Grammatical Relations in Chukotko-Kamchatkan”
    Mika FUKAZAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Ainu Museum)
    “Grammatical Relations in Ainu”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [5th Session]
    Chair: Chikako ONO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkai-Gakuen University)
    Noboru YOSHIOKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology)
    “Grammatical Relations in South Asia”
    Nozomi KODAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kumamoto University)
    “Grammatical Relations in Dravidian”
    Takamasa IWASAKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, JSPS/ Kyoto University)
    “Grammatical Relations in Iranian”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [6th Session]
    Chair: Kimihiko KIMURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, TUFS)
    Youichi NAGATO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, TUFS)
    “Grammatical Relations in Semitic”
    Shuichiro NAKAO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    “Grammatical Relations in Nilo-Saharan”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [7th Session]
    Chair: Shuichiro NAKAO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    Daisuke SHINAGAWA (ILCAA), Junko KOMORI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    “Grammatical Relations in Niger-Congo”
    Kimihiko KIMURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, TUFS), Hirosi NAKAGAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, TUFS)
    “Grammatical Relations in the Kalahari Basin Area”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [8th Session]
    Chair: Mitsuaki ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University)
    Hiroyuki SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Fudan University)
    “Stop Series in Asian and African Languages”
    Kae KOGANEBUCHI (The University of Tokyo)
    “Population Genomic Insights into the Ryukyu Islanders”
    All participants
    Discussion

The 1st meeting Report (Japanese)(1.6MB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 10 Oct 2020 9:00–16:50 - Sun 11 Oct 2020 9:00–15:30
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: English
  • Jointly Sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project “Studies in Asian and African Geolinguistics”, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area) “Deciphering the History of Yaponesians through Comparison and Analyses between Japanese and the Other Concerned Languages”(Principal Investigator:Mitsuaki ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University) Project Number:18H05510)
  • 10 Oct
  • [1st Session] Chair: Makoto MINEGISHI (ILCAA)
    Mitsuaki ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University)
    Tasks of “Studies in Asian and African Geolinguistics” 2020-2022
    Naruya SAITOU (National Institute of Genetics)
    “The Relationship between Language Contact and Human Population Contact”
    Naoki OSADA (Hokkaido University)
    “Inference of East and Northeast Asian Population Histories using Present-day and Ancient Genome Sequence Data”
    Hideaki KANZAWA-KIRIYAMA (National Museum of Nature and Science)
    “Tracing Movements of Ancient Southeast Asian and Oceanian Populations using Ancient and Modern Human Genome Sequences”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [2nd Session] Chair: Chitsuko FUKUSHIMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Niigata Prefecture)
    Hiroyuki SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Fudan University)
    “Theoretical Frameworks for Stop Series in Asia and Africa”
    Daisuke SHINAGAWA (ILCAA), Junko KOMORI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    “Stop series in Niger-Congo”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [3rd Session] Chair: Daisuke SHINAGAWA (ILCAA)
    Kimihiko KIMURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, TUFS), Hirosi NAKAGAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, TUFS)
    “Stop Series in the Kalahari Basin Area”
    Shuichiro NAKAO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    “Stop Series in Nilo-Saharan”
    Youichi NAGATO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, TUFS)
    “Stop Series in Semitic”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [4th Session] Chair: Mitsuaki ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University)
    Takamasa IWASAKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, JSPS / Kyoto University)
    “Stop series in Iranian”
    Noboru YOSHIOKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology)
    “Stop Series in South Asia”
    Nozomi KODAMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kumamoto University)
    “Stop Series in Dravidian”
    All participants
    Discussion
  • 11 Oct
  • [5th Session] Chair: Yoshihisa TAGUCHI (Chiba University)
    Atsuko UTSUMI (Meisei University)
    “Stop Series in Austronesian”
    Masaaki SHIMIZU (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University), Makoto MINEGISHI (ILCAA)
    “Stop Series in Austroasiatic”
    Mitsuaki ENDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University)
    “Stop Series in Kra-Dai”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [6th Session] Chair: Masaaki SHIMIZU (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    Hiroyuki SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Fudan University), Shiho EBIHARA (ILCAA Fellow), Kazue IWASA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies), Keita KURABE (ILCAA), and Satoko SHIRAI (ILCAA Fellow)
    “Stop Series in Tibeto-Burman”
    Yoshihisa TAGUCHI (Chiba University)
    “Stop Series in Hmong-Mien”
    Ryo MATSUMOTO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kansai University of International Studies)
    “Stop Series in Tungusic and Uralic”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [7th Session] Chair: Rei FUKUI (The University of Tokyo)
    Chikako ONO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkai-Gakuen University)
    “Types of manner of articulation in Chukotko-Kamchatkan consonantal systems (including stop series)”
    Mika FUKAZAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Ainu Museum)
    “Stop Series in Ainu”
    All participants
    Discussion
    [8th Session] Chair: Ray IWATA (Komatsu University)
    Kenji YAGI (Kokushikan University)
    “Stop series in Sinitic”
    Rei FUKUI (The University of Tokyo)
    “Stop Series in Korean”
    Kohei NAKAZAWA (NINJAL), Akiko YOKOYAMA (JSPS/ILCAA, TUFS)
    “Stop Series in Japonic”
    All participants
    Discussion

Related events

FIELDPLUS Talk Show on line “Exploring Asian Languages through Linguistic Maps”
[open]

  • Date/Time: Tue 27 Jul 2021 19:00–20:30
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • Jointly sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project “Studies in Asian and African Geolinguistics”, Editorial department of FIELDPLUS
  • This is a spin-off event from the special feature article “Exploring Asian Languages through Language Maps” in Field Plus No. 26, in which five authors will introduce their articles.

    Mitsuaki ENDO (Aoyama Gakuin University)
    Chitsuko FUKUSHIMA (University of Niigata Prefecture)
    Hiroyuki SUZUKI (Fudan University)
    Yoshihisa TAGUCHI (Chiba University)
    Satoko SHIRAI (University of Tokyo)


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