|Budget Amount *help
¥1,200,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,200,000)
Fiscal Year 1997 : ¥500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥500,000)
Fiscal Year 1996 : ¥700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥700,000)
Reserch results in the term of project are as follows.
1. The investigator examined the classifiers and collected those examples in each period, each style genre, each writing-material and so on, as far as time permited. It is the extensive investigation of ancient documents, ancient records, reading-mark materials, Buddhism ritual prayrs, models for a letter, dictionaries, classical and modern literatures and contemporary arithmetic textbooks.
2. The investigator had a historical study about the classifiers of a hawk which had been made good use of hawking since olden times in Japan.
It needs further close consideration to each of fierds, such as a fierd of clothing, a fierd of fishes and shellfishes and others, or to each of the subjects of classifier.
3. It was found out that classifier was indispensable for drawing up documents from the mediaval period to the Edo era especially. It was the essential culture and technique for drafter to master classifier usage precisely.
4. The investigator researched closely ancient wooden-strips from the remains of Dun huang and tombs in China and collected many examples of classifier, namely Liangci.
The investigator is also examining classifier in Thai, Lao, Malay, Khmer, Vietnamese and so on in Southeast Asia.
The investiator is considering the principles which forms the basis of classification.
5. The investigator checked classifier usage in a contemporary newspaper. It is a matter for regret that classifier usage there is too simplified.
6. The investigator researched classifier in Shimane regional dialect.