24.388, Confs: Northern Amami-Oshima, Anthropological Linguistics/Japan

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LINGUIST List: Vol-24-388. Tue Jan 22 2013. ISSN: 1069 - 4875.

Subject: 24.388, Confs: Northern Amami-Oshima, Anthropological Linguistics/Japan

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Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:16:22
From: Patrick Heinrich [pah1 at dokkyo.ac.jp]
Subject: Ryukyuan Heritage Languages - Focus on Amami

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Ryukyuan Heritage Languages - Focus on Amami 
Short Title: RHL 5 

Date: 02-Mar-2013 - 03-Mar-2013 
Location: Naze City, Amami, Kagoshima, Japan 
Contact: Patrick Heinrich 
Contact Email: pah1 at dokkyo.ac.jp 
Meeting URL: http://patrickheinrich.info/ryukyuan_language_symposium_2013 

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics 

Subject Language(s): Amami-Oshima, Northern (ryn)

Meeting Description: 

The Ryukyu Islands in the southwest of Japan are home to 6 endangered
languages. Five of them are located in Okinawa prefecture, one, the Amami
language, in Kagoshima. The linguistic situation in Amami differs from that of
the Ryukyuan languages in Okinawa Prefecture and these difference remain
little understood. In collaboration with local researchers and activists, this
symposium seeks to enhance an understanding of the peculiarities of the
language ecology in Amami.

Saturday, March 2: “Focus on Amami”

Shinsho Miyara, Tatsuro Maeda: Welcoming remarks

Chair: Kiyoshi Hara (Joshibi University of Art)

Fija Byron (Okinawa University): Ryukyuan languages from an activist perspective 

Tatsuro Maeda (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies): Language and society in Amami - Memories of “dialect correction”

Kenjirō Machi (Setouchi Library): Ethnic vocabularies of folklore an ethnology 

Lunch, Excursion to Southern Amami (Koniya, Setouchi)
Sunday, March 3: “Language Education and Documentation of Diversity”

Chair: Patrick Heinrich (Dokkyo University)

Sayaka Yoshimura (University of Vienna): The history of Standard Japanese in Okinawa’s school education of the Meiji era

Yuka Ando (University of Duisburg-Essen): Considering a framework for Ryukyuan languages teaching

Coffee Break

Chair: Shinsho Miyara (University of the Ryukyus)

Tylor Lau (Yale University): Vowel length distinction in Shiraho

Chris Davies (University of the Ryukyus): Ryukyuan language diversity and continuity seen from the viewpoint of the Miyara dialect of the Yaeyaman language

Lunch break

Chair: Tomoko Arakaki (Okinawa Christian University)

Akiko Tokunaga (NINJAL): On the linguistic distribution of Okinoerabu Island - How to incorporate diversity in description

Gijs van der Lubbe (Leiden University / University of the Ryukyus): Towards a descriptive grammar of the Okinoerabu Masana dialect

Yuko Sugita (Potsdam University): Internet and local language varieties – conversationalization and vernacularization of written language

Coffee Break

Chair: Yumiko Ohara / Scott Saft (University of Hawai’i Hilo)

16:30~ Meeting of the Ryukyuan Heritage Language Society

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