Linguistique historique du japonais

EHESS, salle 242  -  54 Bd Raspail  -  75006 Paris
M.  John Whitman,  professeur à l'Université de Cornell, donnera une conférence sur : "Two facets of Japanese glossed (kunten) materials: The Korean connection, and the pronominal system of Old Japanese"

(La conférence sera donnée an anglais.)

Le mercredi 16 juin 2010 à 11h
EHESS, salle 242 (2e étage)
54, Bd. Raspail
75006 Paris
Métro: Sèvres-Babylone ou St. Placide

Abstract: The linguistic data revealed in vernacular glossed (訓点 kunten) materials have been the main focus of Japanese historical linguistics in Japan for the past 75 years, but are virtually unknown in the West. I will discuss two facets of them. One is philological and historic: the emerging evidence that the complex of
kunten technology – grammatical glosses, katakana, extensive dry-point glossing – is the result of contact with an  established glossing practice in Korea (Silla), brought to Japan in the 8th century through the medium of Kegon (華厳 Huayan) Buddhism. The second is linguistic: kunten materials are virtually the only source for the language of the 9th century, transitional between Old and Early Middle Japanese. Japanese scholars working with 9th century materials have tended to take as point of departure EMJ. EMJ syntax and phonology differ significantly from OJ: in particular, OJ has a system of clitic, weak, and strong pronouns, the first two components of which have vanished by the 10th century. I examine the pronominal system as revealed in 9th century kunten and mixed (漢字片仮名交じり文 kanji-katakana majiribun) texts and highlight features of OJ syntax which survive through the 9th century.


要旨 戦前から、訓点資料が日本における日本語史研究の焦点の1つであるにもかかわらず、訓点資料やその研究が欧米ではほとんど知られてい
  • le mercredi 16 juin 2010 à 11h

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