LINGUIST List 9.1439

Wed Oct 14 1998

All: Obituary- Yomiuri Shimbun

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  1. Nobukatsu Minoura, obituary -- a Japanese linguist

Message 1: obituary -- a Japanese linguist

Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 15:07:46 +0900
From: Nobukatsu Minoura <>
Subject: obituary -- a Japanese linguist

Obituary -- Yomiuri Shimbun (newspaper), Tuesday, October 13, 1998

Kono Rokuro, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Pedagogical University, Linguistics

Professor Kono passed away at the age of 85 by a brain stroke at 9:46 p.m.
on October 7. Funeral was held by only close relatives on October 10. A
farewell party will be held at Meikei Kaikan, Otsuka 1-5-23, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo, Japan from 4:30 p.m. on November 29. Home address is Toyogaoka
4-2-5-503, Tama-shi, Tokyo, Japan. The chief mourner is his eldest son,

Professor Kono studied the development of the grammar and the accentual
system from 15th- and 16th-century Korean to Modern Seoul dialect. He also
left remarkable achievements in the comparative study of Egyptian
hieroglyphs, cuneiform characters, and Chinese characters. He was commended
officially as a person of cultural merits in 1993.

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Phone: +81-3-5974-3550 (wk), Fax: +81-3-5974-3637 (c/o Goken)
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