A New Integration of Japanese Language Studies Based on Diverse Language Resources
The project "A New Integration of Japanese Language Studies Based on Diverse Language Resources" includes the collaborative research projects hosted by NINJAL. NINJAL is conducting this project to consolidate Japanese language studies beyond the barrier between ramified research areas and to increase the presence of the Japanese language and its studies in the world.
This project aims to promote the globalization of Japanese language studies, by creative reconstruction of diverse language resources available electronically from massive language materials, and providing it to universities and communities of scholars in Japan and worldwide. Simultaneously, this project also includes the utilization of a new model of comprehensive Japanese language studies, through integrated research based on diverse language resources beyond the framework of established research areas.
NINJAL disseminates the research results of this project throughout Japan and worldwide, in the form of (international) publications, corpora, databases, events, and so on. Through this project, NINJAL also aims to support universities in terms of Japanese linguistic education by offering an educational program that is the product of a new model of comprehensive Japanese language studies, and to sophisticate the basis of joint usage by the development of a new online system that enables collective search of multiple language resources. In addition, this project includes research on endangered languages/dialects that intends to contribute to the activation of local communities.
This project comprises six large scale sub-projects and many projects led by outside researchers. The core research of NINJAL is promoted by close cooperation between each project.
This project is one of the institute-based projects of the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU), consisting of six research institutes including NINJAL. In addition, this project aims to pioneer a new research field, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary collaborative projects and network-based projects hosted by NIHU.
Core Research Projects
- Cross-linguistic Studies of Japanese Prosody and Grammar (April 2016 - )
- Development of and Linguistic Research with a Parsed Corpus of Japanese (April 2016 - )
- Endangered Languages and Dialects in Japan (April 2016 - )
- The Construction of Diachronic Corpora and New Developments in Research on the History of Japanese (April 2016 - )
- A Multifaceted Study of Spoken Language Using a Large-scale Corpus of Everyday Japanese Conversation (April 2016 - )
- Multiple Approaches to Analyzing the Communication of Japanese Language Learners (April 2016 - )
- Generative Perspectives on the Syntax and Acquisition of Japanese (October 2016 - September 2019)
- Stylistic Variation in Minutes of the Assemblies (October 2016 - September 2019)
- Research on Education in Classical Literature Using the Corpus of Historical Japanese (October 2016 - September 2019)
- Investigation and Typification of Emergent Participation Framework in Conversation (October 2016 - September 2019)
- Learning in Context: Developing Situation-Based Writing Materials (October 2016 - September 2019)
New Frontier Projects
- Cognitive Neuroscience of Linguistic Variation in Pragmatic Inference (October 2016 - September 2019)
- Development of All-Words WSD Systems and Construction of a Correspondence Table between WLSP (Word List by Semantic Principles) and IJD (Iwanami Japanese Dictionary) by These Systems (October 2016 - March 2018)
- Comprehension of Indirect Utterances in Japanese conversation: Comparison among Japanese Children, Foreign Learners of Japanese and Artificial Intelligence (October 2016 - September 2019)
- Statistic and Statistical Mechanics Approach to Semantic Drift of Words in Modern and Contemporary Languages (April 2019 - )
- Lowering Linguistic Barriers in Japanese to Achieve a Sustainable Multicultural Society in Japan (April 2019 - )
- Investigation of Listening Comprehension Difficulties in Children with Developmental Disorders (April 2019 - )