MIYAHIRA Katsuyuki

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Title

Professor

Researcher Number(JSPS Kakenhi)

10264467

Date of Birth

1963

Mail Address

E-mail address

Laboratory Phone number

+81-98-895-8303

Laboratory Fax number

+81-98-895-8303

Current Affiliation Organization 【 display / non-display

  • Duty   University of the Ryukyus   Faculty of Global and Regional Studies   international language culture program   Professor  

University 【 display / non-display

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    1987.03

    University of the Ryukyus   Faculty of Law and Literature   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

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    1989.07

    University of Minnesota    Master's Course  Other

  • 1991.09
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    1998.03

    University of Washington  Speech Communication  Speech Communication  Doctor's Course  Completed

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2018.04
     
     

    University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Global and Regional Studies, Department of Language and Culture, Professor  

  • 2010.04
     
     

    Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of the Ryukyus  

  • 2001.04
     
     

    Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of the Ryukyus  

  • 1994.04
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    2018.03

    University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Law and Letters, Department of Language and Culture, Professor  

Affiliated academic organizations 【 display / non-display

  • 1991.04
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    Foreign Language Society of Okinawa    Member

  • 1994.04
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    Japan Communication Association    Member

  • 1994.04
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    Society for Intercutlrual Education, Training, and Research.    Member

  • 1994.04
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    Japan Communication Association, Kyushu Chapter    Member

  • 2000.04
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    The Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences.    Member

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Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • Sociolinguistics,Discourse Studies,Communication Studies

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics

Research Theme 【 display / non-display

  • Translanguaging and contextualization by heritage language speakers

  • Heritage language and cultural identity among the Okinawan diaspora

Thesis 【 display / non-display

  • Intercultural Coordination of Discursive Self: Directive-Response Organizations in Team-Taught English Classes

    1998.03

Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Language stylisation and political contestation in an Okinawan comedy series.

    Miyahira, Katsuyuki & Petrucci, Peter

    Southern Review: Studies in Foreign Language and Literature ( 沖縄外国文学会 )  34   79 - 92   2019.12 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • Linguistic landscape and commodification of Okinawan language

    Katsuyuki Miyahira & Peter Petrucci

    Language and Society ( Sangen-sha )  19   108 - 127   2017.10 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • “Can you call it Okinawan Japanese?”: World language delineations of an endangered language on YouTube.

    Peter R. Petrucci & Katsuyuki Miyahira

    Journal of World Languages   3 ( 3 ) 204 - 223   2016.03 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

     View Summary

    This article addresses a language-versus-dialect discussion that arose out of a series of language lessons on YouTube. Designed to teach Uchinaaguchi, an endangered Ryukyuan language, the video lessons come in two versions, one for Japanese speakers and the other for English speakers. In either version, the video turns to an adroit combination of semiotic modes in an attempt to delineate Uchinaaguchi as a language distinct from Japanese. However, as we demonstrate here, when an endangered language appears on Internet platforms like YouTube, it tends to be framed in one or more world languages, a situation that problematizes the “singularity” of the endangered language (Blommaert, J. 1999. “The Debate Is Closed.” In Language Ideological Debates, edited by J. Blommaert, 425–438. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter). In the case of the Uchinaaguchi lessons, this is especially apparent in viewer commentary written primarily in English and/or Japanese. The analysis of this commentary reveals the ideological effects that world languages can bring into the discussion and delineation of endangered languages online.

  • Grammar and Interactional Order

    MIYAHIRA, Katsuyuki

    ( Foreign Language Society of Okinawa )  25   91 - 104   2010.12

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • International collaboration and management of linguistic resources at a diaspora festival in Okinawa.

    PETRUCCI Peter, MIYAHIRA Katsuyuki

    Current Issues in Language Planning ( その他の出版社 )    199 - 220   2009.06 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Routledge Handbook of Japanese Sociolinguistics

    Ishihara, M., Miyahira, K., van de Lubbe, G. & Heinrich, P. ( Part: Multiple Authorship ,  Ryukyuan Sociolinguistics )

    Routledge  2019.03

  • Handbook of the Ryukyuan Languages

    MIYAHIRA, Katsuyuki & PETRUCCI, Peter ( Part: Multiple Authorship ,  Uchinaaguchi as an online symbolic resource within and across the Okinawan diaspora )

    De Gruyter  2015

  • Handbook of the Ryukyuan Languages

    PETRUCCI, Peter & MIYAHIRA, Katsuyuki ( Part: Multiple Authorship ,  Okinawan language (Uchinaaguchi) in the linguistic landscape of Heiwa Dōri and Makishi Market )

    De Gruyter  2015

  • Language crisis in the Ryukyus

    MIYAHIRA, Katsuyuki & PETRUCCI, Peter ( Part: Single Author ,  Interactional particles in Okinawan talk-in-interaction. )

    Cambridge Scholar Press  2014

  • Language crisis in the Ryukyus

    PETRUCCI, Peter & MIYAHIRA, Katsuyuki ( Part: Single Author ,  Language preservation in a transnational context: Community’s efforts to maintain Uchinaaguchi in São Paulo )

    Cambridge Scholar Press  2014

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Joint Research activities 【 display / non-display

  • Translanguaging and Contextualization by Heritage Okinawan Language Speakers: A Comparative Analysis of Everyday Conversation in Okinawan Diasporas.

    Project Year: 2018.04  -  2020.03 

    Direct: 3,300,000 (YEN)  Overheads: 990,000 (YEN)  Total: 4,290,000 (YEN)

  • Heritage Okinawan Language and Japanese Okinawan: A Comparative Analysis of Discourse Structure and Communication Strategies.

    Project Year: 2011.04  -  2017.03 

    Direct: 3,700,000 (YEN)  Overheads: 1,100,000 (YEN)  Total: 4,810,000 (YEN)