So Miyagawa

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So Miyagawa
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Job title
Research Fellow
Master of Arts (Linguistics)(Kyoto University), Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics and Informatics)(Hokkaido University)
Other affiliation
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Twitter ID
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Academic & Professional Experience

Jul 2019
Jun 2020
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, German Research Foundation (DFG)
Oct 2015
Jun 2019
Mitarbeiter, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Sonderforschungsbereich 1136 “Bildung und Religion in Kulturen des Mittelmeerraums und seiner Umwelt von der Antike bis zum Mittelalter und zum Klassischen Islam”
Dec 2017
Jan 2018
Guest Research Fellow, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Oct 2015
Aug 2017
Research Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Kellia: Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance
Oct 2014
Research Member, National Endowment for the Humanities, Coptic SCRIPTORIUM (Sahidic Corpus Research: Internet Platform for Interdisciplinary multilayer Methods)
Apr 2015
Oct 2015
Special Researcher (DC1), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Apr 2014
Mar 2015
Tutor, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University

Research Areas



Oct 2015
Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie, Philosophische Facultät, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Apr 2013
Division of Behavioral Studies, Department of Linguistics, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto Univeristy
Apr 2009
Mar 2013
Course for Languages and Literature, Seminar for Linguistics and Informatics, Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido Univerisity
Apr 2005
Mar 2008
Nagata High School (Hyogo Prefectural)
Apr 2005
Mar 2008
Tomogaoka Junior High School (Kobe Municipal)

Awards & Honors

Mar 2013
Clark Prize, Hokkaido University
May 2010
Nitobe Prize, Hokkaido Univeristy

Published Papers

Computational Analysis of Text Reuse/Intertextuality: The Example of Shenoute Canon 6
Miyagawa, So, Marco Büchler, and Heike Behlmer
Hany N. Takla, Stephen Emmel, and Maged S. A. Mikhail (eds.), Proceedings of the Eleventh International Congress of Coptic Studies. Leuven: Peeters.      2020   [Refereed]
Optical character recognition of typeset Coptic text with neural networks
Miyagawa, So, Kirill Bulert, Marco Büchler, and Heike Behlmer
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities      2019   [Refereed]
[書評] 辻明日香著『コプト聖人伝にみる十四世紀エジプト社会』
So Miyagawa
Orient   61(2) 174-178   2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Building Linguistically and Intertextually Tagged Coptic Corpora with Open Source Tools
Miyagawa, So, Amir Zeldes, Marco Büchler, Heike Behlmer and Troy Griffitts
Proceedings of the 8th Conference of Japanese Association for Digital Humanities   139-141   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Text Corpus and Grammatical Annotation of Sahidic Coptic: Fragments of a Text by Besa Preserved at Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III, Naples [in Japanese]
So Miyagawa
Journal of KIJUTSUKEN (Descriptive Linguistics Study Group)   10 271-320   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Das Vokalsystem und die Lautwerte der verdoppelten Vokalgrapheme im Sahidisch- Koptischen: Aufgrund der Manuskripte von Kanon 6 des Schenute von Atripe, ein Abt des Weißen Klosters. [in Japanese]
So Miyagawa
KIJUTUKEN: Journal for Descriptive Linguistics Study Group   9 173-188   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Letter about Money and Guarantee (special issue “Coptica Barcinonensia”)
So Miyagawa
Journal of Coptic Studies   19 107-108   2017   [Refereed]
Account of Delivery or Payment(special issue “Coptica Barcinonensia”)
So Miyagawa
Journal of Coptic Studies   19 82-83   2017   [Refereed]
The ang- Morphs in Coptic and their Grammaticalization in Later Egyptian
So Miyagawa
Proceedings of the XI International Congress of Egyptologists, Florence, Italy 23-30 August 2015 edited by M. Cristina Guidotti and Gloria Rosati. Oxford: Archaeopress.   416-421   2017   [Refereed]
An Early History of Egyptology in Japan with a Focus on Philological Studies
Yoko Nishimura and So Miyagawa
Chris Langer (ed.), Global Egyptology: Negotiations in the Production of Knowledges on Ancient Egypt in Global Contexts.   146-160   2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Suptralinear Strokes on Bound Morphs in Sahidic Coptic [in Japanese]
So Miyagawa
KIJUTSUKEN: Journal for Descriptive Linguistics   8 105-128   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Linguistic Motivation of Reduplicated Words: from Typological Perspectives [in Japanese]
So Miyagawa
Papers from the National Conference of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association   14 490-496   May 2014
Supralinear Strokes in Sahidic Coptic: On Free Morphs [in Japanese]
So Miyagawa
Journal for Descriptive Linguistics   6 141-154   Mar 2014

Conference Activities & Talks

Current trends in Coptic computational linguistics [Invited]
So Miyagawa
Interdisciplinary approaches to Egyptian and Coptic: current works and perspectives   10 May 2019   
Quotation from the Psalms and Its Authority in Shenoute's Monastic Education
So Miyagawa
Workshop: ‘As It Is Written’? Uses of Sources in Ancient Mediterranean Texts (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)   10 Nov 2018   
Corpus Linguistics and Computational Text Reuse Analysis [Invited]
So Miyagawa
Summer School in Coptic Literature and Manuscript Tradition, The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg   19 Sep 2018   
Building Linguistically and Intertextually Tagged Coptic Corpora with Open Source Tools.
Miyagawa, So, Amir Zeldes, Marco Büchler, Heike Behlmer and Troy Griffitts
The 8th Conference of Japanese Association for Digital Humanities   11 Sep 2018   
So Miyagawa
日本言語学会夏期講座2018   20 Aug 2018   
The Use of Digital Tools in Studies of Biblical Intertextuality in Early Christian Authors: The Case of Shenoute and Besa, Coptic Abbots in the 4-5th Centuries
So Miyagawa and Marco Büchler
Society of Biblical Literature, 2018 International Meeting.   2 Aug 2018   
Text- und Wortanalysen mit korpuslinguistischen Tools [Invited]
So Miyagawa
Einführung in digitale Forschungsmethoden der Digital Humanities (DH) in der Ägyptologie und Koptologie   20 Jul 2018   
A Semantic Map of the Coptic Complementizer če Based on Corpus Analysis: Grammaticalization and Areal Typology in Africa
So Miyagawa and Amir Zeldes
International Workshop on Semantic maps: Where do we stand and where are we going?   27 Jun 2018   
Digitisation of Coptic Manuscripts and Digital Humanities Initiatives in Germany, the U.S., Japan, and Israel. [Invited]
So Miyagawa
The 21st Century Curatorship Seminar Series for the Staff at the British Library   1 Mar 2018   
Evaluation of the Digital Text Reuse Detection on Coptic Texts by TRACER A Case Study on Besa [Invited]
So Miyagawa
eTRAP Sponsor Meeting   12 Apr 2018   
Shenoute and the Bible: Digital Text Re-Use Analysis of Selected Monastic Writings from Egypt
So Miyagawa
Tag der GSGG 2017   2 Nov 2017   
Word Segmentation and Polysynthesis in Coptic
So Miyagawa
International Summer School on Typology and Lexicon (TyLex)   7 Sep 2017   
Optical Character Recognition with a Neural Network Model for Coptic
Kirill Bulert, So Miyagawa and Marco Büchler
Digital Humanities 2017   11 Aug 2017   
KELLIA (Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance)
Heike Behlmer and So Miyagawa
49. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz   14 Jul 2017   
Schriftauslegung und Bildungstraditionen im koptischsprachigen ägyptischen Christentum der Spätantike: Schenute, Kanon 6
So Miyagawa, Julien Delhez, and Heike Behlmer
Jahrestagung "Was ist Bildung in der Vormoderne?"   29 Jun 2017   
Utilization of Common OCR Tools for Typeset Coptic Texts
So Miyagawa, Kirill Bulert, and Marco Büchler
DATeCH (Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage)   1 Jun 2017   
The integration of existing digital text corpora and corpus- linguistic tools into research on transitivity and valency in Coptic
So Miyagawa
The Inaugural Workshop of the GIF Project „Transitivity and Valency in Contact: The Case of Coptic“   19 Apr 2017   
Views on Animals by Shenoute and Besa, Two Coptic Monastic Leaders in Byzantine Egypt
So Miyagawa
„Environment & Religion in Ancient & Coptic Egypt: Sensing the Cosmos through the Eyes of the Divine“. 1st Egyptological Conference at the People’s University of Athens, organized by the Hellenic Institute of Egyptology, the Calligraphy Centre of the Bib   3 Feb 2017   
The Use of the Psalms in Educational Monastic Literature in Byzantine Egypt: A Case Study of Shenoute, an Egyptian Monastic Leader of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries
So Miyagawa
Third Parekbolai Symposium on Byzantine Literature and Philology   16 Dec 2016   
Coptic Studies and Digital Humanities [Invited]
So Miyagawa
Digitale Unterstützung in den Geistes- und Gesellschaftswissenschaften   1 Dec 2016   
Egyptian Hieroglyphic Unicode Input with Quadrat/Group Writing: a Successful Case of the SINUHE Project. [Invited]
So Miyagawa, Marwan Kilani, David Chapman
The First "Egyptology meets IT" Workshop   18 Nov 2016   
Biblical Quotations and Allusions in Coptic Literature
So Miyagawa
International Conference ‘The World in Motion: Language, Culture, and Intercultural Communication in Asian and African Studies’   30 Sep 2016   
Computational Analysis of Text Reuse in Shenoute and Besa
So Miyagawa & Marco Büchler
The 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies   28 Jul 2016   
Development in encoding and inputting Ancient Egyptian and Coptic, and their benefits to projects of Egyptological Digital Humanities in the future, in comparison with the case of the East Asian Writing Systems [Invited]
So Miyagawa
The 1st Cambridge IT in Egyptology Workshop / Informatique et égyptologie Workshop   11 Jul 2016   
Coptic OCR Revisited [Invited]
Kirill Bulert & So Miyagawa
Shenoute and the Bible International Conference   20 May 2016   
Processing non-biblical texts (e.g. Besa and Shenoute) for the Old Testament Virtual Manuscript Room and using text re-use software for detecting and describing (biblical) intertextuality [Invited]
So Miyagawa & Heike Behlmer
Shenoute and the Bible International Conference   20 May 2016   
Optical Character Recognition with Neural Network Model and High-perfomance Computing on Printed and Handwritten Texts in Coptic [Invited]
So Miyagawa & Kirill Bulert
Workshop on Super Computing in the Humanities   28 Apr 2016   
Demonstratives and Spatial Calculation in Middle Egyptian
So Miyagawa
Crossroads: Whence and Whither? Egyptian-Coptic Linguistics in Comparative Perspectives   18 Feb 2016   
Some Problems in Digitalization of Coptic Sahidic Texts - Unicode, OCR and Digital Corpora - [Invited]
So Miyagawa
Diversity and Coexistance Model - Interdisciplinary Endeavor to Understand Multiple Perspectives of Eastern/Oriental Christian Area   31 Jan 2016   
A fast and easy way to type hieroglyphs: The Progress of the HieroJIS Project [Invited]
So Miyagawa
Die Ägyptologie in Göttingen: Stand der Forschung   22 Jan 2016   
[Independent Personal Pronoun + Copula + Noun] Constructions in Later Egyptian
So Miyagawa
The 11th International Congress for Egyptologists   27 Aug 2015   
Egyptian Historical Linguistics and Reduplication of a Letter for a Vowel in Coptic Egyptian [Invited]
So Miyagawa
Society for Egyptology   4 Jul 2015   
Historical Coptic Double Articles
So Miyagawa
The 150th Annual Congress of Linguistic Society in Japan   20 Jun 2015   
An Intuitive Unicode Input Method for Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Writing: Applying the Input Technology of the Japanese Writing System
So Miyagawa
Altertumswissenschaften in a Digital Age: Egyptology, Papyrology and Beyond   20 Nov 2015   
Usage Difference between Translated Texts and Non-Translated Text in Coptic (Sahidic Dialect) [Invited]
So Miyagawa
The 1st Meeting of Society for Studies on Oriental/Eastern Christian Area   18 Apr 2015   
Synthesis, Boundness and Clitics in Sahidic Coptic
So Miyagawa
Digital Coptic 2 Symposium and Workshop   21 Mar 2015   
Copulative Sentences in Coptic Egyptian
So Miyagawa
The 9th Grammatical Studies Workshop of the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA)   11 Jan 2015   
Plural Definite Article in Coptic
So Miyagawa
The annual conference of Japan Society for Historical Linguistics   30 Nov 2014   
Reduplication and Iconicity in the Egyptian Hieroglyphic Writings: Toward Historical Grammatology in Cognitive Linguistics
So Miyagawa
The 16th Congress of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association   Sep 2014   
The “Prenominal” Form of Verbs in Coptic Egyptian: Light-verbs and Grammaticalization
So Miyagawa
The 148th Congress of the Linguistics Society of Japan   Jun 2014   
Grammatical Analysis through FieldWorks Language Explorer
So Miyagawa
The monthly meeting of the Society of Descriptive Linguistics   Mar 2014   
Language Contact and Lexical Borrowing in Coptic Egyptian
So Miyagawa
The monthly meeting of the Society of Descriptive Linguistics.   Mar 2014   
Plurality in Sahidic Coptic
So Miyagawa
The 5th Grammatical Studies Workshop of the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA)   Feb 2014   
Sumerian Noun Reduplication: Periodical and Regional Frequency and its Lexicaliza- tion in ePSD
So Miyagawa
The 3rd Congress of the Japan Society for Historical Linguistics   Nov 2013   
Sahidic Coptic Vowel System
So Miyagawa
The monthly meeting of the Society for Descriptive Lingusitics   Nov 2013   
Iconical Explanation on the Iterative and Imperfective Reduplications of Sumerian Verbs
So Miyagawa
NINJAL International Symposium 2013, ‘Mysteries Verb-Verb Complexes in Asian Languages.’   Nov 2013   
Adjective Reduplication in Southern Kyoto Japanese
So Miyagawa
Doyō Kotoba no Kai   Sep 2013   
Linguistic Motivation of Reduplicated Words: from Typological Perspectives
So Miyagawa
The 15th Congress of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association   Sep 2013   
Consonants in Loanword Phonology in Māori
So Miyagawa
The monthly meeting of the Society for Descriptive Linguistics   May 2013   


On Lack of Food (linguistically annotated digital corpus from Kuhn, K. H. (1956) Letters and Sermons of Besa, [Fragment 15] (On Lack of Food), p. 41,
So Miyagawa & Caroline Schroeder   Database   Mar 2016


So Miyagawa
人文情報学月報   97    Aug 2019
クリスチャントゥデイ      Aug 2019
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第13回 ヒエログリフの決定符(3)
未草:ひつじ書房ウェブマガジン      Aug 2019
Digital Humanities 2019 ユトレヒト大会
So Miyagawa
人文情報学月報   96    Jul 2019
クリスチャントゥデイ      Jul 2019
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第12回 ヒエログリフの決定符(2)
未草:ひつじ書房ウェブマガジン      Jul 2019
クリスチャントゥデイ      Jun 2019
クリスチャントゥデイ      May 2019
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第10回 ヒエログリフの表語文字(後半)
未草:ひつじ書房ウェブマガジン      May 2019
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第11回 ヒエログリフの決定符(1)
未草:ひつじ書房ウェブマガジン      Jun 2019
IIIF に対応したコプト語文献のデジタルアーカイブ(2):フランス国立図書館と Biblissima
So Miyagawa
人文情報学月報   93    Apr 2019
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第9回 ヒエログリフの表語文字(前半)
宮川 創
未草:ひつじ書房ウェブマガジン      Apr 2019
クリスチャン・トゥデイ      Apr 2019
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第8回 ヒエログリフの表音文字:三子音文字
未草:ひつじ書房ウェブマガジン      Mar 2019
京大式・聖書ギリシャ語入門(8)「私はあなたがたに平和を与える」―μι 動詞と形容詞の修飾時のルール―
クリスチャン・トゥデイ      Mar 2019
IIIF に対応したコプト語文献のデジタルアーカイブ(1):バチカン図書館
So Miyagawa
人文情報学月報   92    Mar 2019
Trismegistos:紀元前8世紀から紀元後8世紀までのエジプト語・ギリシア語・ラテン語・シリア語などの文献のメタデータや関連する人名・地名などのウェブ・データベース群、および、Linked Open Data のサービス
So Miyagawa
人文情報学月報第91号【前編】      Feb 2019
クリスチャントゥデイ      Feb 2019   [Invited]
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第7回 ヒエログリフの表音文字:二子音文字と音声補字
未草:ひつじ書房ウェブマガジン      Feb 2019   [Invited]
宮川 創
人文情報学月報第90号【前編】      Jan 2019
クリスチャントゥデイ      Jan 2019   [Invited]
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第6回 ヒエログリフの表音文字:一子音文字のおさらいとやさしい神名
未草:ひつじ書房ウェブマガジン      Jan 2019   [Invited]
宮川 創
人文情報学月報第89号【前編】   (89)    Dec 2018   [Invited]
クリスチャントゥデイ      Dec 2018   [Invited]
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第5回 ヒエログリフの表音文字:一子音文字(後編)
   Dec 2018   [Invited]
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第4回 ヒエログリフの表音文字:一子音文字(中編)
未草:ひつじ書房ウェブマガジン      Nov 2018   [Invited]
クリスチャントゥデイ      Nov 2018   [Invited]
So Miyagawa
Digital Humanities Weekly   88    Nov 2018   [Invited]
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第3回 ヒエログリフの表音文字:一子音文字(前編)|
未草:ひつじ書房ウェブマガジン      Oct 2018
クリスチャントゥデイ      Oct 2018   [Invited]
古代エジプト語のヒエログリフ入門:ロゼッタストーン読解|第2回 エジプト語の言語系統と文字|
未草:ひつじ書房ウェブマガジン      Sep 2018   [Invited]
クリスチャントゥデイ      Sep 2018   [Invited]
So Miyagawa
Digital Humanities Weekly   86    Sep 2018   [Invited]
クリスチャントゥデイ      Aug 2018   [Invited]
デジタル聖書写本学の新潮流—Virtual Manuscript Room—(欧州・中東デジタル・ヒューマニティーズ動向:5)
So Miyagawa
Digital Humanities Weekly   85    Aug 2018   [Invited]
Giving a Lecture on Digital Humanities and Corpus Linguistics in the University of Göttingen (Current Issues on Digital Humanities in Europe and Middle East 4) [in Japanese]
So Miyagawa
Digital Humanities Weekly      Jul 2018   [Invited]
Aspect of Digital Humanities in Sweden and the United States on the Late Antiquity: Current Issues on Digital Humanities 3 [in Japanese]
So Miyagawa
Digital Humanities Weekly   (83)    Jun 2018   [Invited]
Germany, Employment Situation in Digital Humanities: Current Issues on Digital Humanities 2 (in Japanese)
So Miyagawa
Digital Humanities Weekly   (82)    May 2018   [Invited]
Current Issues of Digital Humanities in Europe and Middle East (in Japanese)
So Miyagawa
Digital Humanities Weekly   (81)    Apr 2018   [Invited]
So Miyagawa
Digital Humanities Weekly   87    Oct 2018   [Invited]

Books etc

Hajimari ga Mieru Sekai no Shinwa [World Mythologies for the Beginning] [in Japanese]
So Miyagawa (Part:Joint Work, Kodai Isuraeru Shinwa [Mythology of Ancient Israel] [in Japanese] (pp.24-29))
Sogensha   Apr 2018   ISBN:978-4-422-70110-3
Museum of the Languages in the World [in Japanese]

Research Grants & Projects

SFB 1136's Travel Grant
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft: 
Project Year: Oct 2015 - Jun 2019    Investigator(s): So Miyagawa
Studies on Definite Articles in Coptic Egyptian and the History of Egyptian-Coptic Language
Japan Society of the Promotion of Science: Research Grant for JSPS Special Researchers
Project Year: 2015 - 2015    Investigator(s): So Miyagawa

Social Contribution

Kyoto University's Introduction to Biblical Greek (1) First Step to Reading the Original Text [in Japanese]
[Contribution]  6 Aug 2018 - Today
The First Visit of Coptic Pope: Encounter of Indigenous Egyptian Christianity and Japan
[Interviewee]  Christian Weekly  Special  11 Sep 2017
"Egyptian Christianity" Coptic Pope visiting Japan for the first time
[Commentator, Media coverage cooperation, Advisor, Informant]  NHK  International News Report  29 Aug 2017
Tagen der Ägyptologie Koptisch Orthodoxes Kloster Höxter - Teil 1
[Interviewee]  MESat (مي سات) TV  17 Aug 2017
Egypt, Concord through Bomb Terror at Church
[Commentator, Interviewee, Editor, Advisor]  Christ Weekly  20 May 2017
«Я буду использовать полученные на TyLex знания в своей научной работе»
[Interviewee]  National Research University Higher School of Economics, Faculty of Humanities, School of Linguistics (Moscow)  Новости (Novosti)  17 Sep 2017