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From Collecting Words to Writing Grammars: A Brief History of Ainu Linguistics

Kirsten Refsing

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents the international history of research into Ainu linguistics. It particularly demonstrates how preoccupation with the genetic affiliations and distinct attributes of the Ainu ... More


Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Mark J. Hudson, Ann-Elise Lewallen, and Mark K. Watson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In 2008, 140 years after it had annexed Ainu lands, the Japanese government shocked observers by finally recognizing Ainu as an Indigenous people. In this moment of unparalleled political change, it ... More


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