Spoken Karaim : project participants Karaim CD

Principal participants

Principal researcher: Eva Agnes Csato, also David Nathan, multimedia language applications, and Karina Firkaviciute, native speaker of Karaim, scholar of Karaim music.

List of other participants


Eva Agnes Csato

To Eva Agnes Csato's web page

Senior lecturer of Turkic languages at the Uppsala University. From September 1997 - March 1998, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Studies of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan. Previously, research fellow at the Linguistics Department, University of Cologne, Germany

Relevant competence: Karaim language, Turcology, linguistics, field research on spoken Karaim in the framework of the project "Typologische Besonderheiten des modernen Karaimischen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der aspektotemporalen Kategorien" financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (with Hans-Jürgen Sasse) and carried out between 1994 and 1997.

Address

Eva Agnes Csato
Department of African and Asian Languages
Uppsala University
Box 512
S-75120 Uppsala, Sweden
Email: eva.csato-johanson@afro.uu.se

David Nathan

David Nathan's web page

Lecturer, School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, Australia. (Formerly Visiting Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, and Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)

Relevant competence: Computer linguistics, use of multimedia for helping revitalisation of endangered Australian Indigenous Languages.

Address

David Nathan
School of Information Technologies, Department of Computer Science
University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
Email: djn@it.usyd.edu.au
Web page: http://www.dnathan.com

Karina Firkaviciute

Karina Firkaviciute is the project representative for the Karaim community of Vilnius, Lithuania

Relevant competence: native speaker of Karaim, musicologist, researcher of Karaim liturgical music

Karina Firkaviciute graduated as a Master of Arts from the Lithuanian Academy of Music in 1995. For her thesis on "The liturgical chant of Lithuanian Karaims" she was awarded a grant from the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.

A postgraduate student at the Lithuanian Academy of Music, she has also worked since 1997 at the Composers Union of Lithuania, and gives lectures on Oriental music at the Department of Oriental studies in the University of Vilnius.

She has participated at many conferences in Lithuania and abroad and has given talks on the following subjects:

  • 13th Symposium of Young Musicologists in Bratislava, Slovakia: "The liturgical chant of Lithuanian Karaims".
  • 39th Permanent International Altaistic Conference in Szeged, Hungary: "The songs and chant of Karaims".
  • International Conference on The situation in music culture of the independant Lithuania, in Vilnius, Lithuania: "Lithuanian discoveries: another music".
  • International Conference on Religious Music in Siauliai, Lithuania: "Some methods and problems of incestigation of liturgical monody".
Karina has worked as a journalist and published many scholarly articles as well as in Lithuanian newspapers and journals. Her publications include:
  • Karaimu muzikine kultura [The musical culture of Karaims], in: "Krantai" 1989/12.
  • Is karaimu apeigines tautosakos [From the ritual folklore of the Karaims], in: Tautosakos darbai I (VIII) Vilnius, Academia, 1992.
  • Karaimu muzika Lietuvoje [The music of Karaims in Lithuania], in: "Gama", 1993, N.2.
  • Apie Lietuvos karaimu liturgines giesmes [On the liturgical chant of Karaims of Lithuania, in: "Gama", 1994, N7-8.
  • Lietuvos atodangos: kita muzika [Lithuanian discoveries: another music], In: Muzikos kulturos situacija nepriklausomoje Lietuvoje. Vilnius: Margi rastai, 1996.
  • Forthcoming. A Panasiatic conception of music and music tradition of Lithuanian Karaims.
  • (Editor) "I Trakus pauksciu plasnosiu", Vilnius: Danielius, 1997 (An anthology of Karaim poetry)


Other participants

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Sasse

To Prof Sasse's web page

Linguistics Department, University of Cologne, Germany. Supervisor of the project "Typologische Besonderheiten des modernen Karaimischen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der aspektotemporalen Kategorien" financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and carried out by Eva Agnes Csato between 1994 and 1997.

Relevant competence: Documentation of endangered languages, linguistics

Address

Institut für Sprachwissenschaft
Universität zu Köln (Cologne)
50923 Köln
Germany
Vox: +49 221 470 2323
Fax: (0221) 470 5158
Email: am000@rs1.rrz.uni-koeln.de

Prof. Dr. Lars Johanson

To Prof Johanson's Turkology web site

Institute of Oriental Studies, University Mainz. Currently Visiting Professor at at the Institute for the Studies of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan.

Lars Johanson participated as advisor in the project "Typologische Besonderheiten des modernen Karaimischen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der aspektotemporalen Kategorien" financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and carried out between 1994 and 1997.

Relevant competence: comparative Turcology, contact linguistics.

Email: johanson@mail.Uni-Mainz.de



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