|Budget Amount *help
¥4,420,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,020,000)
Fiscal Year 2017: ¥1,300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥300,000)
Fiscal Year 2016: ¥1,040,000 (Direct Cost: ¥800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥240,000)
Fiscal Year 2015: ¥910,000 (Direct Cost: ¥700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥210,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥1,170,000 (Direct Cost: ¥900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥270,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
During the period, I mainly studied two languages, Korwa (Austroasiatic, Chhattisgarh, India) and Kurux (Dravidian, Jharkhand, India), and also its dialectal varieties. For Korwa, I conducted fieldwork in Jashpur and Surguja Districts, Chhattisgarh, every year, recorded Korwa narratives, transcribed, glossed and translated them. I published three of such texts, read one paper on the past tense suffixes of Korwa, and submitted a paper based on the presentation for publication.
For Kurux, I described the grammar based on interviews with my Kurux consultants conducted in Tokyo and in Gumla District, Jharkhand, transcribed, glossed and translated recordings, and compiled a lexicon, with the help of Bablu Tirkey. The result was published as The Kurux Language, co-authored with Bablu Tirkey, from Brill in 2017. This book contains grammar, texts and lexicon of Kurux.