The NINJAL International Symposium "Approaches to Endangered Languages in Japan and Northeast Asia: Description, Documentation and Revitalization"
- August 6 (Mon) - 8 (Wed), 2018
- Auditorium, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL)
10-2 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo
- Endangered Languages and Dialects in Japan, NINJAL
Core Project “Linguistic Dynamics Science3” (LingDy3), Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) Comparative historical research on Ryukyuan by using linguistic family trees
Call for papers (poster presentation session on Aug. 5 (Sun), 2018)
We invite graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working on documentation, description and/or revitalization of endangered languages to submit for a poster presentation session. See the link below for further details.
- Call for papers [ PDF | 16KB ]
Purpose of the project
Many under-described languages in the world are in danger of extinction. UNESCO reports in 2009 that there are eight such languages in Japan; Ainu, Hachijo, Amami, Kunigami, Okinawa, Miyako, Yaeyama, and Yonaguni. Importantly, many Japanese traditional dialects are also in danger of extinction.
The National Institution for Japanese Language and Linguistics and the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies are hosting an international symposium on the description, documentation and revitalization of the endangered languages/dialects in Japan and Northeast Asia. We hope that researchers working on endangered languages both in Japan and elsewhere can enjoy this symposium.