Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Kanazawa University |
IWATA Ray Faculty of Letters, Professor, 文学部, 教授 (10142358)
OTA Itsuku Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Department of Chinese Studies, Professor, 外国語学部, 教授 (40160494)
KIZU Yuko Kyoto University, Graduate School of Letters, Associate Professor, 大学院・文学研究科, 助教授 (90242990)
YOSHIIKE Koichi Aichi Prefectural University, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Professor, 文学部, 教授 (30220586)
ENDO Mitsuaki Aoya, ma Gakuin University, College of Economics, Professor, 経済学部, 教授 (30176804)
LAMARRE Christine University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Professor, 大学院総合文化研究科, 教授 (30240394)
平田 昌司 京都大学, 大学院・文学研究科, 教授 (50150321)
|Project Period (FY)
2004 – 2006
Completed (Fiscal Year 2006)
|Budget Amount *help
¥14,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2006: ¥4,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,000,000)
Fiscal Year 2005: ¥4,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,600,000)
Fiscal Year 2004: ¥5,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,600,000)
|Keywords||Chinese Dialects / Dialect Map / Linguistic Geography / Data-base / XML|
This project follows the preceding projects performed since 1989, and aims, through the use of a newly developed computer system, to develop a large-scale linguistic atlas of Chinese dialects. The linguistic theoretical framework and the methodology referred to are those of linguistic geography, whose ultimate target is to disclose various aspects of linguistic changes.
(1)Construction of the PHD system
An XML based data accumulating and processing system, PHD (Project on Han Dialects), was developed and operated on our own server. It comprises and integrates the basic resources (data on localities and dialect materials), linguistic data (indicating Chinese characters, IPA etc.), and digital map data. Client applications were also developed to facilitate our work. This system enhanced to share information and resources and to achieve efficient team work via the intemet.
Supplementations and revision were made for the resources accumulated in the preceding projects, then we input the linguistic data (especially IPA) for nearly 100 items (mostly lexical items).
(3)The drawing of the maps and their interpretation
Linguistic maps on about 80 items were drawn. The parameters selected for each map as well as the interpretation proposed by the author were discussed at the research meetings, and were also open for discussion on the forum set up on our site.
A part of the output of this project was shown in the two research reports. Some of our findings were presented at various conferences held in and outside Japan.
We started a philological survey of some items related to folklore, and also started to stock basic data to get a better assessment of the linguistic affinity of various dialects by statistical methods. Next plans
Our research will go on at lelast for two years, until we complete the official publication of the linguistic maps and their interpretations.