国立民族学博物館博物館
Japanese
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)

Training

The ultimate goal of this training program is to create an environment with information made accessible in academic situations through sign language interpretation. It targets professional sign language interpreters who are interested in developing further skills for academic interpretation. Workshops for interpreters are offered by specialists of interpretation and also linguists. In addition, on-the-job training (OJT) in academic meetings or/and international symposia are arranged for improving their skills, mainly on the topic of but not limited to the linguistics.

Guidelines for the Applications for the Academic JSL Interpretation Training Course (Academic Year 2017) [Japanese]

2016

◆ Schedule for FY2016

Date Description Venue Guest Lecturer
Sunday, June 19 Training Session 1: “Screening Review and Introduction to the Academic Sign Language Research Project”
(1) Screening feedback
(2) Lecture by project steering committee
Details [Japanese]
Minpaku Seminar Room (L)  
Sunday, July 10 Training Session 2: “Technical Training/Preliminary Learning
(1) Validation of spoken-to-sign language expressions
(2) Workshop lecture
Details [Japanese]
Minpaku Conference Room 3 Ayumi Yoshikawa
Sunday, August 7 Training Session 3: “Technical Training/OJT Insights for Interpreting at International Research Meetings
(1) Validation of spoken-to-sign language expressions
(2) Sign-to-spoken validation
(3) Lecture on preparing/explaining interpreting OJT arrangements
Details [Japanese]
Minpaku Conference Room 3  
Saturday, August 27 Training Session 4: “OJT Preparation for Interpreting at International Research Meetings
(1) Lecture on academic Japanese-English interpreting
(2) Hands-on experience of relay interpreting via Japanese-English simultaneous interpreting
Details [Japanese]
Minpaku Conference Room 4 Masako Nishimura
Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen
Saturday, September 18 Training Session 5: “Immediate Pre-OJT Preparation for Interpreting at International Research Meetings
(1) Understanding abstracts
(2) Organizing questions & issues
(3) Interpreting practice
Details [Japanese]
Minpaku Conference Room 3 Shigeaki Kodama (Minpaku)
Keiko Sagara (Minpaku)
Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25 Training Session 6: “Interpreting OJT at International Research Meetings via Japanese-English Simultaneous Interpreting”
(1) Preliminary interpreter meetings
(2) Stage interpreting & observation practice
Minpaku Auditorium, Conference Rooms 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7 Sarasa Kai
Ayumi Yoshikawa
Sunday, October 18 Training Session 7: “Follow-ups of the OJT at SSLL2017”
Details [Japanese]
Minpaku Conference Room 4 Sarasa Kai
Ayumi Yoshikawa

◆ Sign Language Interpreting OJT & Other Initiatives

◎ Trainee sign language interpreting OJT
Project collaborators are given the opportunity to perform paid interpreting on-the-job training (OJT) in academic and other fields. Project steering committee members will act as interpreting partners where necessary, and performance will be assessed upon completion.
  • “Tanogen” Linguistics Appreciation Society Details [Japanese]
    Lecturer: Noboru Yoshioka (Assistant Professor, Minpaku)
    対象:2nd year trainees and above
  • Minpaku Sign Language Linguistics Festival 2016 (International Research Meeting) Details [Japanese]
    対象:Trainees
  • Other initiatives: Field interpreting during recording of screening materials
    対象:2nd year trainees and above
◎ Lectures recommended for trainees
The following two lectures have been organized by Minpaku as related projects. Attendance is recommended to all trainees.
  • “Tanogen” Linguistics Appreciation Society Details [Japanese]
    Lecturer: Noboru Yoshioka (Assistant Professor, Minpaku)
  • Learn Sign Language Linguistics at Minpaku! Details [Japanese]
    Lecturer: Daisuke Hara (Professor, Toyota Technological Institute/Visiting Professor, Minpaku), Wataru Takei (Professor, Kanazawa University), Naoko Iizumi (Adjunct Associate Professor, Minpaku)
◎ Opportunity for Deaf Interpreting OJT
The following lecture offers Deaf interpreting and feed interpreting OJT (Collaborator: Japanese Sign Language Teachers Center, NPO website)
  • Learn Sign Language Linguistics at Minpaku! Details [Japanese]
    Lecturer: Daisuke Hara (Professor, Toyota Technological Institute/Visiting Professor, Minpaku), Wataru Takei (Professor, Kanazawa University), Naoko Iizumi (Adjunct Associate Professor, Minpaku)

◆ Meetings with Project Steering Committee Members

Date Description Venue
April 10, 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Preparation for Screening for 2016 Minpaku Conference Room 3
15:00 - 17:00 Steering Committee Meeting Minpaku Conference Room 3
Saturday, May 21 10:00 - 15:00 FY2016 Project Collaborator Screening Evaluation & Assessment Conference Minpaku Conference Room 3, other venues
15:00 - 16:00 Steering Committee Meeting Minpaku Conference Room 3
Sunday, June 19 After completion of training Steering Committee Meeting Minpaku Seminar Room 3
Sunday, July 10 After completion of training Steering Committee Meeting Minpaku Conference Room 7
Sunday, August 7 After completion of training Steering Committee Meeting Minpaku Conference Room 7
Sunday, March 28 10:00 - 15:00 Preparation for Screening for 2017 Minpaku Conference Room 3

◆ List of Project Affiliates (Alphabetical Order, Honorifics Omitted)

◎ Guest Lecturers & Collaborators
  • Kimi Akita (Associate Professor, Nagoya University)
  • Sarasa Kai (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Kyushu University)
  • Harumi Kimura (Professor, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities)
  • Masako Nishimura (Japanese-English interpreter)
  • Ayumi Yoshikawa (Part-time lecturer, Meiji Gakuin University)
◎ Minpaku Collaborators
  • Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen (Minpaku Foreign Researcher)
  • Shigeaki Kodama (Minpaku Visiting Researcher)
  • Keiko Sagara (Minpaku Adjunct Assistant Professor)
◎ Collaborators (Sign Language Interpreters)
  • Ayumi Gatto
  • Kazuko Kawatsuru
  • Nobuko Sumida
  • Susumu Yamazaki
◎ Steering Committee Members
  • Yasuhiro Ichida (Head of Department, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities/Minpaku Special Visiting Professor)
  • Naoko Iizumi (Minpaku Adjunct Associate Professor: Project Coordinator)
  • Ritsuko Kikusawa (Minpaku Associate Professor)
  • Takeshi Noguchi (Professor, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities)
  • Yuiko Okamura (Japanese-English Interpreting Coordinator)