Study on Geographical and Social Dynamics of the Japan Sea New Dialects
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Meikai University (2005)|
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (2003-2004)
INOUE Fumio Meikai University, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Professor, 外国語学部, 教授 (40011332)
USAMI Mayumi Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Professor, 外国語学部, 教授 (90255894)
TAKEDA Taku Sendai Technical College of Electric Wave Engineering, Faculty of General Sciences, Associate Professor, 総合科学科, 助教授 (20290695)
HANZAWA Yasushi Fukushima University, Faculty of Human development Culture, Associate Professor, 人間発達文化学類, 助教授 (10254822)
HIDAKA Mizuho Akita University, Faculty of Educational Culture, Associate Professor, 教育文化学部, 助教授 (80292358)
KATO Kazuo Kanazawa University, Faculty of Education, Professor, 教育学部, 教授 (60137015)
今村 かほる 弘前学院大学, 文学部, 助教授 (50265138)
|Project Period (FY)
2003 – 2005
Completed (Fiscal Year 2005)
|Budget Amount *help
¥3,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,400,000)
Fiscal Year 2005: ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,100,000)
Fiscal Year 2004: ¥1,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,400,000)
Fiscal Year 2003: ¥900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥900,000)
|Keywords||Dialect / Japan Sea / Glottogram / Sociolinguistics / Age differences / New dialect / Language standardization|
In this research, an integrated usage survey has been conducted in dialects on the Japan Sea coast, by paying attention to geographical and generational dynamics. The glottogram technique, in which linguistic survey is conducted for each generation along a linear area, is a new technique originally developed by Japanese dialectology. This technique has been applied to Japan archipelago diagonally from Hokkaido to Kyushu until now. Dynamics of dialects on the Japan Sea coast have been ascertained in this research.
In the first fiscal year, researchers belonging to various institutions gathered together and discussed methods for unification of techniques of investigation. Preparatory surveys have been also conducted. Areas of survey for each participant were also decided.
In the second fiscal year, actual surveys were conducted along the Japan Sea coast in order to draw glottograms, researchers were participants of this research and graduate and postgraduate cooperators. The acquired data were electronically coded soon after the research. The data were distributed to researchers concerned.
In the third fiscal year, surveys were further conducted to cover all the planned research area. Glottograms were drawn by the participants. Figures were easily drawn making use of personal computers owned by each participant. New dialect forms and unnoticed dialect forms were found and noticeable geographical differences along the Japan Sea coast were ascertained. By comparing with former studies, differences from the Pacific Ocean coast were observed and patterns of diffusion from Tokyo were ascertained.
A report was published at the end of the year and was distributed among researchers who are interested in this kind of research. The related study will flourish because of this report. A part of the attested data was reported in an International Congress of Dialectology held in Canada
Report (4 results)
Research Products (23 results)