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国立民族学博物館 日本財団助成手話言語学研究部門(みんぱく手話部門)/ Sign Language Linguistics Research Section (SiLLR)

Courses on Sign Language Linguistics

In response to requests from various universities and academic institutions, Sign Language Linguistics courses have been coordinated as part of the SiLLR projects since 2013 under the auspices of The Nippon Foundation. Part of the costs for offering the courses may also be covered by us. Please contact kougi@minpaku.ac.jp for details.
Examples of the courses (credited or non-credited) coordinated include:

We would also try to meet specific requests as well, including the arrangements of JSL-Japanese and/or English-Japanese interpretations.

Activities in 2018

◆ Schedule of Course and Lecture

Event/Lecturer(s) Where When Audience Language(s) Used
Course offered as Liberal Arts Studies “Japanese Linguistics: The World of Sign Language and Sign Languages of the World”
A relay lecture series coordinated by KIKUSAWA Ritsuko (SiLLR)
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Osaka University Second Semester,2018 Students in all years (about 100 students) Japanese, JSL

Activities in 2017

Invited Scholar*: Deborah CHEN-PICHLER (Gallaudet University, USA, May 17 - July 20, 2017)
*If you are interested in having a guest lecture given by our invited scholar(s), please contact us with details.

◆ Schedule of Course and Lecture

Event/Lecturer(s) Where When Audience Language(s) Used
Lecture for teachers of the Deaf Schools and classes for the Hearing-impaired at main-stream schools in Tokyo
HARA Daisuke (Toyota Technological Institute / National Museum of Ethnology)
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Katsushika Deaf School in Tokyo July 22, 2017 School teachers (about 20 participants) Japanese
Course offered as Liberal Arts Studies “Japanese Linguistics: The World of Sign Language and Sign Languages of the World”
A relay lecture series coordinated by KIKUSAWA Ritsuko (SiLLR)
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Osaka University Second Semester,2017 Students in all years (about 100 students) Japanese, JSL
‘Myths and Truths about Sign Language Acquisition’ (plus short interactive presentation on ‘Life at Gallaudet University’)
Deborah Chen Pichler (Gallaudet University, USA / National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
International Christian University May 25, 2017 Department Graduate student English American Sign Language
Language learning by eye and by ear: Bimodal language development
Deborah Chen Pichler (Gallaudet University, USA / National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
Details in Japanese [The Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies]
Keio University June 17, 2017 The general public English Japanese (interpretation) American Sign Language Japanese Sign Language(interpretation)
‘Learning a Sign Language’
Deborah Chen Pichler (Gallaudet University, USA / National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
Details in Japanese [Kwansei Gakuin University Sign Language Reserch Center]
Kwansei Gakuin University July 2, 2017 The general public English Japanese (interpretation) American Sign Language Japanese Sign Language (interpretatio)

Activities in 2016

Invited Scholars: 

Elisabeth ENGBERG-PEDERSEN (University of Copenhagen, Danmark, July 19, 2016 – January 31, 2017)
Jane S. TSAY (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, April 14 – July 13, 2016)

◆ Schedule of Course and Lecture

Event/Lecturer(s) Where When Audience Language(s) Used
Course offered as Liberal Arts Studies “Japanese Linguistics: The World of Sign Language and Sign Languages of the World” A relay lecture series
coordinated by KIKUSAWA Ritsuko (SiLLR)
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Tohoku University Second Semester, 2017 Undergraduate students Japanese, English, JSL
Course at University of Tokyo “ Japanese sign language: grammar and meaning” (for undergraduate student) “Specific lecture on linguistics” (for graduate school student)
ICHIDA Yasuhiro
University of Tokyo S semester (15 days) undergraduate student, graduate school student Japanese
Lecture in Course ‘Japanese sign language’ “My experience at Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies in Chinese University of Hong Kong”
IKEDA Masumi
Kwansei Gakuin University October 26, 2016 Undergraduate student at the School of Human Welfare Studies (About 30 students and other) JSL with Japanese interpretation
Special Course on sign language A relay lecture series
coordinated by IIZUMI Nahoko
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Osaka Kyoiku University Special Course (October - March) Students in all years and others Japanese, JSL