Keita Kurabe

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Name
Keita Kurabe
Affiliation
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Section
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
Job title
Research associate
Degree
Doctor of Literature(Kyoto University), Master of Literature(Kyoto University)
Research funding number
80767682

Profile

My research interest lies in the area of Tibeto-Burman languages, with special focus on minority languages spoken in northern Myanmar. I have been working on languages spoken by the Kachin people in northern Myanmar based on more than ten years' fieldwork. I have also been engaged in documentation, maintenance, and revitalization of the rapidly vanishing oral heritage of the Kachin with collaborations and partnerships with the local community. Our efforts resulted in more than 2,400 oral recordings (ca. 213 hours), 1,805 of which are available online at PARADISEC, a digital archive of materials from endangered cultures from all over the world.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2018
 - 
Today
Research associate, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
 
Jul 2019
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Aug 2019
Visiting Scholar, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University
 
Jun 2017
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Feb 2018
Visiting Scholar, School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne
 
Apr 2017
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Mar 2018
Junior Research Fellow, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
 
Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
Visiting Scholar, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University
 

Committee Memberships

 
May 2018
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May 2019
The 29th Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society  Organizing committee
 
Apr 2018
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Today
Tibeto-Burman Linguistic Circle (Japan)  Organizing committee
 
Jan 2018
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Sep 2018
The 51st International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics  Organizing committee
 

Awards & Honors

 
Nov 2018
The syllabicity of the word-initial nasal in Jinghpaw, The 156th LSJ Meeting Presentation Awards, The Linguistic Society of Japan
 
Nov 2013
On the tone of the syllabic nasal in Jingpho, The 146th LSJ Meeting Presentation Awards, The Linguistic Society of Japan
Winner: KURABE Keita
 

Published Papers

 
Keita Kurabe
Descriptive Linguistics Series   11 39-49   Apr 2019
Keita Kurabe
Kyoto University Linguistic Research   37 61-77   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Keita Kurabe
Proceedings of the 51st International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics   409-419   Sep 2018
Keita Kurabe
Descriptive Linguistics Series   10 69-80   Apr 2018
Keita Kurabe
Gengo Kenkyu   153 41-55   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Keita Kurabe
Journal of Asia and Africa Studies   95 181-200   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Keita Kurabe
Asian and African Languages and Linguistics   12 99-131   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Keita Kurabe
Asian and African languages and linguistics   12 37-73   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Keita Kurabe
Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society   11(1) 1-12   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Keita Kurabe
Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan   21(3) 15-21   Dec 2017   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
FIELD PLUS no.20
Keita Kurabe (Part:Contributor, Documenting endangered oral literature in northern Myanmar, pp.16-17)
Tokyo: ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies   Jul 2018   ISBN:4904575687
Studies in Asian Geolinguitics No.6
Keita Kurabe and Mitsuaki Endo (eds.) (Part:Contributor, Keita Kurabe, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Satoko Shirai, Kazue Iwasa, Shiho Ebihara, and Ikuko Matsuse. Means to count nouns in Tibeto-Burman, pp.11-14)
Tokyo: ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies   2018   ISBN:987-4-86337-266-5
Studies in Asian Geolinguitics No.5
Yoshihisa Taguchi & Mitsuaki Endo (eds.) (Part:Contributor, Keita Kurabe, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Kazue Iwasa, Shiho Ebihara, Satoko Shirai, and Ikuko Matsuse. Iron in Tibeto-Burman, pp.9-12)
Tokyo: ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies   2018   ISBN:987-4-86337-265-8
Graham Thurgood and Randy J. LaPolla (eds.) (Part:Contributor, Jinghpaw, pp.993-1010)
London & New York: Routledge   Jan 2017   ISBN:1138783323
Studies in Asian Geolinguitics No.4
Yoshio Saito & Mitsuaki Endo (eds.) (Part:Contributor, Kazue Iwasa, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Keita Kurabe, Shiho Ebihara, Satoko Shirai, and Ikuko Matsuse. Wind: Tibeto-Burman, pp.10-13)
Tokyo: ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies   2018   ISBN:987-4-86337-264-1
Studies in Asian Geolinguitics No.2
Mitsuaki Endo (ed.) (Part:Contributor, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Satoko Shirai, Keita Kurabe, Kazue Iwasa, and Shiho Ebihara, Ikuko Matsuse. Rice plant in Tibeto-Burman, pp.11-4. Hiroyuki Suzuki, Keita Kurabe, Kazue Iwasa, Satoko Shirai, Shiho Ebihara, and Ikuko Matsuse. A geolinguistic analysis of the)
Tokyo: ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies   Mar 2016   ISBN:978-4-86337-236-8
Studies in Asian Geolinguitics No.3
Mitsuaki Endo (ed.) (Part:Contributor, Shiho Ebihara, Kazue Iwasa, Keita Kurabe, Satoko Shirai, Hiroyuki Suzuki, and Ikuko Matsuse. Milk in Tibeto-Burman, pp.14-7)
Tokyo: ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies   Oct 2016   ISBN:978-4-86337-237-5
Studies in Asian Geolinguitics No.1
Mitsuaki Endo (ed.) (Part:Contributor, Satoko Shirai, Keita Kurabe, Kazue Iwasa, Hiroyuki Suzuki, and Shiho Ebihara. Sun in Tibeto-Burman, pp.14-5)
Tokyo: ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies   Dec 2015   ISBN:978-4-86337-235-1
Continuum of the Richness of Languages and Dialects in Myanmar
Kenneth VanBik (ed.) (Part:Contributor, Jinghpaw and related languages, pp.71-101 (Burmese), 143-68 (English))
Yangon: Chin Human Rights Organization   Dec 2015   

Misc

 
Keita Kurabe
Digital collection managed by PARADISEC      Jul 2017
1,805 Jinghpaw narrative recordings with 1,298 transcriptions (as of March 31, 2018) collected by me and local collaborators in Myanmar between 2009 and 2017 with the help of 196 native narrators
KURABE Keita
The World Atlas of Transitivity Pairs (2014). Tokyo: National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics      2014
Jinghpaw ga hte Japan ga [Jingpho and Japanese (in Jingpho)]
KURABE Keita
Chyurum Shalat   117-125   Sep 2012   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Zaiwa in Kachin contact linguistics
Keita Kurabe
1st Workshop on linguistic and cultural diversity in the Northeast India-Myanmar-Southwest China region (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)   7 Aug 2019   
A preliminary report on the Tangsar language
Keita Kurabe
The 25th Himalayan Languages Symposium (The University of Sydney)   28 Jun 2019   
Documentation of the endangered oral tradition of the Kachin people in northern Burma
Keita Kurabe
The 52nd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (The University of Sydney)   24 Jun 2019   
The syllable-internal structure of Jinghpaw
Keita Kurabe
The 158th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan (Hitotsubashi University)   22 Jun 2019   
Toward a typological study of the areal lexicon of Mainland Southeast Asia
Keita Kurabe
The first meeting of the ILCAA Joint Research Project “A Typological Study of the Areal Lexicon of Mainland Southeast Asia”   15 Jun 2019   
Notes on oronyms in Kachin State
Keita Kurabe
Meeting of the project "Between Southeast Asia and South Asia: Development, Ethnicity, and Religion" (Yamagata University Tokyo Liaison Office, Tokyo)   8 Jun 2019   
Tonogenesis in Gauri Jinghpaw
Keita Kurabe
The 29th Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (KFC Halls and Rooms in Ryogoku, Tokyo)   28 May 2019   
Kachin Portal Site
Keita Kurabe
Presentations on information resources created by the IRC projects 2018 (ILCAA, TUFS)   25 Apr 2019   
Topic in Jinghpaw
Keita Kurabe
7 Apr 2019   
A tone split in Gauri Jinghpaw
Keita Kurabe
The 2nd Meeting of KAKENHI Project "Urgent Research on Endangered Languages in Burma" (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)   31 Mar 2019   
The cis- and translocative prefixes in Tiddim Chin and Jinghpaw
Kose Otsuka and Keita Kurabe
International workshop "Directional prefix in Tibeto-Burman languages" (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)   29 Mar 2019   
Adjectives as a small closed class in Jinghpaw
Keita Kurabe
The Annual Meeting of the Consortium for the Studies of Eurasian Languages (Center for Eurasian Cultural Studies)   27 Mar 2019   
Reported speech in Jinghpaw
Keita Kurabe
SCOPIC - TUFS 2019 Workshop (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)   20 Mar 2019   
PARADISEC and language documentation in Myanmar
Keita Kurabe
Information Resources Center Workshop: “Endangered language archives and language documentation” (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)   20 Feb 2019   
Noun modifying expressions in Jinghpaw
Keita Kurabe
Prosody & Grammar Festa 3 (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)   17 Feb 2019   
Serial verbs in Jinghpaw: A comparison with complex sentences
Keita Kurabe
Field Linguistics Workshop: Grammatical Studies Workshops 14: "Issues in serial verbs" (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)   12 Jan 2019   
Constraints on serial verb constructions in Jinghpaw
Keita Kurabe
The 157th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan (Kyoto University)   17 Nov 2018   
Reported speech and thought in Jinghpaw
Keita Kurabe
SCOPIC Canberra Workshop 2018 (The Australian National University)   30 Oct 2018   
Nominalization and noun-modifying constructions in Jinghpaw
Keita Kurabe
Meeting of the project "Noun modifying expressions" (Kobe University)   10 Nov 2018   
The reason why we do not say "koreya areya": Coordinate expression in Japanese and Jinghpaw
Keita Kurabe
外国語と日本語との対照言語学的研究第26回研究会 (Japanese Language Center for International Students, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)   6 Oct 2018   

Teaching Experience

 
 

Works

 
Field research on endangered Jinghpaw dialects in Burma
KURABE Keita   2011 - Today
Field research on Standard Jingpho/Kachin (Tibeto-Burman) in Burma
KURABE Keita   2009 - Today
Field research on the Tangsar language in Burma
KURABE Keita   2018

Research Grants & Projects

 
Research on Social Cognition Based on SCOPIC: the Social Cognition Parallax Interview Corpus
ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies: ILCAA Joint Research Project
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Asako Shiohara
ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies: Joint Research Project
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Keita Kurabe
Ethnolinguistic contact across the Indo-Myanmar- Southwestern China mountains: migration routes, intercultural interactions, and linguistic outcomes
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Bilateral programs, Joint Research Projects/Seminars
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Hideo Sawada
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): KURABE Keita
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Shintaro Arakawa

Social Contribution

 
An Encounter with "Kobutori Jisan" in Northern Myanmar
[TV or radio appearance, Media coverage cooperation, Advisor, Informant, Others]  Yahoo! JAPAN  Yahoo! JAPAN CREATORS  25 Mar 2019
Htum mat sai Ga ni hte mat maw sai Ga ni (Language death and endangered languages)
[Lecturer]  Kachin Association Victoria  Annual General Meeting 2017 (Hoppers Crossing, Melbourne, Australia)  25 Nov 2017
Wunpawng sha ni a mat n mai ai htung hking
[Lecturer]  KBC Singapore (Singapore)  9 Apr 2017
Documenting the Kachin languages in Kachinland (in Jinghpaw)
[Lecturer]  KBC Singapore (Singapore)  19 Mar 2017
Documenting heritage languages in Kachinland (in Jinghpaw)
[Lecturer]  Kachinland School of Arts and Sciences (Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar)  kurabek0926  3 Feb 2017