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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

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German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ)
Jochi Kioizaka Bldg. 2F
7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-0094, Japan
Tel: 03-3222-5198, Fax: 03-3222-5420


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Co-organizers

Yokoyama Shoichi

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Language and Script Life in Japan

March 15 - December 12, 2018


One characteristic of Japanese linguistics is its pronounced focus on empirical data. Of special interest in this respect has been research on the so-called language life (gengo seikatsu), language as it is used in everyday life. This strand of research has been developed particularly by the National Institute for Japanese Language (Kokuritsu kokugo kenkyūjo), which since its foundation in 1948 has done a variety of large-scale empirical surveys about the Japanese language life. In most of these cases, however, spoken language was in the centre of interest. The workshop, which was organized in cooperation with the National Institute for Japanese Language, dealt with methods for the empirical investigation of written language in everyday usage. The presentations were given in Japanese.

Presentations

10.00-10.15
Welcoming remarks

Florian Coulmas


German Institute for Japanese Studies

10.15-11.00
Language life research by the National Institute of Japanese Language

Yokoyama Shoichi & Yoneda Junko (National Institute for Japanese Language)

11.00-11.45
Using the internet for studying simplified Chinese characters

Takada Tomokazu (National Institute for Japanese Language)

11.45-13.15
Lunch

13.15-14.00
Inoue Tetsujiro's studies in Europe and the multilingual writing in Tetsugaku Jii, 3rd. edition

Sanada Haruko (Saitama Gakuen University)

14.00-14.45
Regional differences in sign writing – The case of "sushi"

Sasahara Hiroyuki (Waseda University)

14.45-15.00
Coffee Break

15.00-15.45
GPS supported linguistic landscape research – A case study from Kyoto

Touyama Hideo(International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism)

15.45-16.30
Multilingualism in the linguistic landscape

Peter Backhaus


German Institute for Japanese Studies

16.30
End of workshop