Short Fieldwork Training on Miyako Island, Okinawa, Japan

Yoshi Ono tono at
Fri Jul 11 03:56:27 UTC 2014

*Pre-announcement: short fieldwork training on Miyako Island, Okinawa,

We will be conducting a short fieldwork training workshop focusing on one
of the Ryukyuan languages, Miyako on Miyako Island, Okinawa, Japan. This
workshop has been planned as part of the activity of the Linguistic
Dynamics Science Project (LingDy) at ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign
Studies, to stimulate and support research in language documentation. The
main target of the workshop is advanced undergraduate and beginning
graduate students. Details will be announced soon, but we plan to cover the
basics of working on an endangered language in the community where it is
still spoken. Both linguistics and people skills are emphasized. If you are
interested in participating in the workshop, pre-register at < > so that we can inform you when the detailed
application information becomes available. If you have questions, please
direct them to Toshihide Nakayama <nakayama at>.

*Target participants*: Advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate
students without fieldwork experience. We are targeting at 5 to 10 total
participants. A good command of Japanese is required.

*Conducted by*: Professor Toshihide Nakayama (Tokyo University of Foreign

*Where*: Miyakojima, Japan

*When*: 5-7 days mid December 2014 (tentative)

*Fees*: no registration fee; no tuition required

*Cost*: You are responsible for the transportation cost to Miyako Island
and lodging and food costs. We will, however, try to keep the lodging and
food costs reasonable by making arrangements for shared lodging and

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