Joint Research Projects

A new perspective on descriptive linguistics in Africa based on the translingual ecology (2021.04–2024.03)


About the Project

Project term: April, 2021–March, 2024

This project aims to relativize traditional perspectives on the multilingual nature of Sub-Saharan Africa, and the analysis focuses on linguistic features observed on the African continent. That is, we explore not only conventional typological subjects but also unique linguistic phenomena arising in African multilingual environments that have tended to be ignored. This project also aims to improve our understandings of African languages and translingual ecology as well as widen the scope of traditional research on African linguistics by strengthening networks of scholars researching the languages of Africa in Japan.

Daisuke SHINAGAWA, Project Coordinator (Associate Professor, ILCAA)

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