symposium program


08:45- Registration  
09:15-09:30 Opening Remarks (Symposium Chair)
by Takao Katsuragi
  Opening Message (Linguapax Asia)
by Jelisava Sethna
  Welcome Speech (Research Institute for Oriental Cultures Gakushuin University)
Yoshihiro Sugita
  Chair 1: Kiyoshi Hara  
09:30-10:00 Okinawa Session 1
“Ryukyuan language revitalization: Relying on historical awareness rather than religion”
by Fija Byron
10:00-10:30 Okinawa Session 2
“Songs, Language and Culture: Ryukyuan Languages in Ryukyuan Music”
by Matthew Gillan
10:30-10:45 Discussion  
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break  
  Chair 2: John C. Maher  
11:00-11:30 Ainu Session
“Ainu on the Internet: Learning the Ainu Language in Community”
by Katayama Kazumi
11:30-12:00 China Session
“Identification and Practical Situation of Endangered Languages in China”
by Xing Huang with Lianqun Bao
12:00-12:30 Discussion  
12:30-13:45 Lunch  
  Chair 3: Jelisava Sethna  
13:45-14:15 Thailand Session
“Endangered Language Networks: Thailand’s Mahidol Model for language revitalization and maintenance”
by Suwailai Premsrirat (Mahidol University)
14:15-14:45 Minority Issues Session
Cam’s Linguapax adventure – Helping children learn about languages of the world through an online audio and graphic novel
by Olenka Bilash
14:45-15:00 Discussion  
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break  
  Chair 4: Patrick Heinrich  
15:15-16:15 Keynote lecture Hawaii
“E Ola ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: As the Vision Unfolds, A Hawaiian-Medium Model for Language Revitalization”
by Keiki Kawai’ae’a
16:15-16:30 Discussion  
16:30-16:45 Coffee Break  
16:45-17:45 Round table discussion
Moderator: Takao Katsuragi, Naoki Sudo
Discussant: Fujita-Round Sachiyo, Ghil’ad Zuckermann, Nicholas Ostler, Olenka Bilash, Tjeerd De Graaf, Xu Feng
17:45-18:00 Closing remarks
by John C. Maher
18:00- Reception “Matsumotoro” (Gakushuin Universirty Central Building of Research and Education 12F)  

Poster Presentation

  “The Lavua Revitalization Project”
by Mayuree Thawornpat
  “Language and Identity in Sorbian schools”
by Kensuke Okamura
  “The Manchurian Language and Life in Ilan boo(Sanjiazi) village of Heilongjiang ,China”
by Lianqun Bao
  “The Mongolian language, Inheritance, and Revitalization in Heilongjiang ,China”
by Lianqun Bao
  “Endangered Languages of the World”
by Gakushuin Students

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