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Workshop on Ryukyu Languages and Linguistic Research

Workshop on Ryukyu Languages and Linguistic Research

The workshop consists of presentations by established Ryukyuanists, young specialists as well as those who have recently started to engage in the study. As part of the workshop a native speaker of Ikema has been invited. Mr. Hiroyuki Nakama, a former Principal of Miyako High School, will give a language lesson to UCLA undergraduate students enrolled in Shoichi Iwasaki's field methods class.

Friday, October 23, 2009
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Royce Hall 314
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Please note the workshop venue has been changed for all 3 days!


9:30 Registration
9:50 Opening

General introduction to Ryukyuan languages

10- 10:30 Michinori SHIMOJI, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Gunma Prefectural Women’s University from October 1st, 2009)
Shinako OYAKAWA, University of Ryukyus
Description and documentation of Ryukyuan languages
10:30-10:45 QA

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Thomas PELLARD, EHESS. Paris
History and classification of Ryukyuan
11:30-11:45 QA

11:45-1:00 Lunch

Ikema Lesson (restricted to the students enrolled in SSEALC 120)

1:00-4:00 Mr. Hiroyuki NAKAMA, Former Principal of Miyako High School
Ikema lesson

Cost: Free

Special Instructions

The afternoon session is restricted to students enrolled in SSEALC 120.

For more information please contact

Shoichi Iwasaki
Tel: 310-794-8933

Download File: RyukyuanLanguageProgram.doc

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies; Global Center for Excellence for Reconstruction of the Intimate and Public Spheres in the 21st Century Asia

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