Date:2018.12.16[Sun]- 12.22[Sat]

Training Workshops / Other Activities
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The 5th Language Documentation Training Workshop in Miyako, Okinawa


This workshop series is conducted by the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) and is intended to provide training in language documentation in the local context. It is part of the effort to stimulate and support research on endangered languages spoken in Okinawa and also language documentation research in general. The workshop is designed for beginning researchers without much experience in working with Miyako or other Ryukyuan languages.


16ー22 December, 2018


Ikema Island, Miyakojima, Okinawa


  • Toshihide NAKAYAMA (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  • Tsuyoshi ONO (University of Alberta)


The goal of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various aspects of language documentation research:

  • Strategies for building a good working relationship with consultants and the community
  • Collection of different kinds of language data
  • Processing and management of linguistic data
  • Collection of socio-cultural data
  • Developing community-centered projects

Target Participants

  • Advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students without fieldwork experience or knowledge of Miyako or other Ryukyuan languages.
  • A good command of conversational Japanese is required.


About 6 people will be selected from the applications.


Please apply by filling out the online application form.

Deadline for Applications

The application must arrive no later than 23:59pm, October 4, 2018 (in Japan Standard Time).


Depending on the number of applicants, prior screening will be held based on the application form.

Notification of selection

We will notify applicants of the results by mid October, 2018.

Participation Fee

There is no registration fee or tuition. However, participants are responsible for their transportation cost to Miyakojima and lodging and food costs. We will try to keep the lodging and food costs reasonable by making arrangements for shared lodging and self-cooking.

General Inquiries

Prof. Toshihide Nakayama
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA),
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)

E-mail: nakayama [at]