January 12-13, 2019

University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

(St. John 11)

Courtesy of Yuto Niinaga

This is a joint linguistics workshop organized by the National Institute for Japanese Languages and Linguistics (NINJAL), the Study Group of the Ryukyuan Languages (SGRL), and University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM), and the second major event since UHM and the NINJAL established a formal partnership in February 2018.

The first event was a symposium that NINJAL hosted in August 2018, Approaches to Endangered Languages in Japan and Northeast Asia: Description, Documentation and Revitalization, where the researchers who work on endangered languages in Japan and Northeast Asia gathered and shared their research on issues surrounding documentation and revitalization of endangered languages in the region. The symposium was a resounding success with lively discussion taking place among a large number of participants throughout the event.

The current workshop expands the theme of the symposium by including research on understudied languages and dialects, while focusing more on the contributions of the descriptive research of endangered languages and understudied languages/dialects to the field of linguistics in general.

The workshop was made possible by generous support by our sponsors and the graduate student volunteers from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) and the Department of Linguistics at UHM.

Pre-workshop special talk (January 11)

Day 1 (January 12)

Day 2 (January 13)



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