MA Student Christianne Ono Participates in 2015 Miyako Language Documentation Training Workshop in Japan

January 21st, 2016

This past December, M.A. student Christianne Ono travelled to Ikema Island in southern Okinawa to participate in Dr. Tsuyoshi Ono (University of Alberta) and Dr. Toshihide Nakayama’s (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) Second Miyako Language Documentation Training Workshop. During the intensive week-long workshop, Christianne and the other participants learned about and utilized various techniques to practice documenting Ikema, an endangered Ryukyuan language. In addition to linguistic research experience, they also spent time connecting with and giving back to the community by participating in local events and assisting with the after school care program.