Wednesday 12 November 2014

From the screen of SIL's About / 12 November 2014

SIL Sekinan Institute of Language

Founder: TANAKA Akio
Place: Hakuba Nagano Japan 
Date: August 23, 2003 

1.   Hakuba
Hakuba shows solemn beauty to visitors all seasons, especially in winter. Hakuba 3 mountains area is an Arcadia for mountain climbers in Japan. The mountains are what I love more than any others. 

2.   Quantum Theory for Language
I stayed here in summer 2003 and found the framework of the theory <Quantum Theory for Language>. 

3.   Learning
I have learned linguistics from an Oriental point of view. I have ever been interested in hieroglyphics in ancient China. It is called <Chinese inscriptions on bone and tortoiseshell>. These inscriptions were already being completed for writing contemporary Chinese language approximately 2400 years ago. I have learned   WANG Niansun   ,   WANG Yingzhi   ,  DUAN Yucai   and   WANG Guowei   . Especially from WANG Guoei I was influenced beyond measure. His treatises "Guantang Jilin" almost overlaps in my youth. 

4.   Kanda
I often wandered Kanda area which was located in central Tokyo and famous of antiquarian books on Japan China and the Occident. 

5.   WANG Guowei
What I first read WANG’s works is probably at 1973. Every his work is extremely difficult for me at that time. But after all times he encouraged me toward the far long research of Chinese ancient characters and language universals. He was truly my youth. 

6.    CHINO Eiichi
While reading the works of above mentioned Qing dynasty scholars, I have also received influence of occidental linguistics, which was taught by CHINO Eiichi. I at first met him in the Russian language class. He taught us Russian. He was in thirties at 1969. I was just in twenty. The classroom was small and he was always the very front of me.    We met again at 1979.   He and I were slightly older than ever. 

7.    Prague
CHINO taught me structural linguistics, the linguistic circle of Prague and    Karcevskij   .    He then wrote splendid papers   for understanding linguistics in readable and careful style. We talked about many things under the dim light at coffee shop near the station. Name was "California". When up and down stairs creaked in our weights. He died in 2002. My theory emerges from his talk. Further thanks to CHINO. With our younger days in Tokyo.  

7 November 2014

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