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Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Friday, September 27~Sunday, September 29, 2013
Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL) Festa at Minpaku 2013

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  • Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29, 2013
  • Venue: National Museum of Ethnology Auditorium, Conference Room 4 and 5
  • Hosted by: National Institutes for the Humanities, National Museum of Ethnology, Tsukuba University of Technology
  • Supported by: Department of Brodcasting, Osaka University of Arts, Osaka University of Arts-Television (OUA-TV) Office, CongressCorporation, The Linguistics Society of Japan, Japanese Association for Sign Language Studies, Japanese Institute for Sign Languages, Japanese Federation of the Deaf
  • Sponsored: The Nippon Foundation

With Lives Streaming on Ustream! Live!

Someone will be at the main gate of the Natural and Cultural Park (near Banpaku-Kinen-Koen Station) from 8:30 - 9:30 in the morning.
Please present the proof of registration that will be sent to you when you register.

 

■ For Registration
For registration, please send the following information either by e-mail or regular mail: your name, address, phine or fax nimber, e-mail address,sign language requirement (if you are a signer) and the date(s) you are interested in participating.
If you are registering for Day 1 (27th), please also indicate which of the fieldwork session you are interested in auditing: Ehime Japanese SL, Southern Chinese SL, Hawaiian SL, Thai, and Mongolian.
Inquiries and registration: SSL at idc.minpaku.ac.jp  *Please replace 'at' with @ and send

Friday, September 27 International Workshops 1 & 2
Program
Saturday, September 28 International Workshops 3 & Minpaku Film Show
Program
Sunday, September 29 Second International Symposium on Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL2) Word Order and Sentence Structures in Languages
Simultaneously translated in English in writing
Program
 

Friday, September 27 International Workshops 1 & 2

  • Time: 9:20 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
     9:20 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. ・・・・・・Workshop 1: Word Order
     5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ・・・・・・Workshop 2: Number Systems in Sign Languages
  • Venue: Conference Room 4 and 5, National Museum of Ethnology
  • Japanese, English, Japanese & American Sign Languages, International Sign
  • Open to the public (registration required, admission fee)
  • With Live Streaming on Ustream!  click to view USTREAM
Workshop 1: Word Order
Time Contents
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Registration
9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcome; Group Forming
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko (National Museum of Ethnology) [Eng]
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Sign Language Field Methods: Approaches, Techniques, and Concerns
Susan FISCHER (CUNY Graduate Center / National Museum of Ethnology) [Eng]
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Fieldwork Method: How to Elicit Spoken Language Sentence Data
INAGAKI Kazuya (Kyoto University) [Eng]
Abstract
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Agent and Patient Expressions in Japanese Sign Language and Word Order (1)
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko (National Museum of Ethnology) [Eng], ICHIDA Yasuhiro (College, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities / National Museum of Ethnology) [Jp]
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Conference Room 5
Fieldwork Session (1): Word Order
Language Consultants:
Signed Languages: Ehime JSL (YANO Uiko), S. Chinese SL (CHEN Fangfang), Hawai'i SL (Linda LAMBRECHT)
Spoken Languages: Thai (Weera OSTAPIRAT), Mongolian (KUREBITO Tokusu)
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Presentations from Each Group
Chair: KIRYU Kazuyuki (Mimasaka University) [Eng]
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Agent and Patient Expressions in Japanese Sign Language and Word Order (2)
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko (National Museum of Ethnology) [Eng], ICHIDA Yasuhiro (College, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities / National Museum of Ethnology) [Jp]
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Conference Room 5
Fieldwork Session (2): Word Order and Verb Types
 1:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.‥‥‥Elicitation
 2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.‥‥‥Break
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.‥‥‥Summing up for Presentation
3:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Break
3:35 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Presentation / Discussion
Chair: KIRYU Kazuyuki (Mimasaka University) [Eng]
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break
Workshop 2: Number Systems in Sign Languages
Time Contents
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mini-workshop on Number Systems in Sign Languages
SAGARA Keiko (University of Central Lancashire) [IS]
Abstract
 

Saturday, September 28 International Workshops 3 & MINPAKU Film Show

Workshops 3: Language Description and Documentation
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
  • Japanese, English, Japanese & Anerican Sign Languages, International Sign
  • With Live Streaming on Ustream! (Workshop only)  click to view USTREAM
Time Contents
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Creating a Language Map and Utilizing it (Japanese Dialects)
KIBE Nobuko (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics) [Jp]
Abstract
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Creating a Language Map and Utilizing it (Japanese Sign Language Dialects)
OSUGI Yutaka (Tsukuba University of Technology / National Museum of Ethnology)[JSL] ,OKADA Tomohiro (Tsukuba University of Technology) [JSL]
Abstract
10:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Questions / Discussion
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Guidelines for Spoken Language Fieldworkers
Ulrike ZESHAN (University of Central Lancashire) [Eng], Mandana SEYFEDDINIPUR (University of London) [Eng]
Abstract
Minpaku Film Show: "The White Tower"
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology
  • Film: Chinese and Chinese Sign Language (with English and Japanese subtitles)
  • Discussion: Japanese, Japanese Sign Language (with Japanese-JSL interpretation, Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation, Chinese-Japanese consecutive interpretation)

Details [in Japanese]

 

Sunday, September 29 Second International Symposium on Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL2) Word Order and Sentence Structures in Languages

  • Time: 9:10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology
  • English, AmericanSign Language, International Sign, Japanese
  • Open to the public (registration required, admission fee)
  • With Live Streaming on Ustream!  click to view USTREAM

English Captioning service will be available on Internet.
Please bring your own laptop or tablet to connect to our wireless LAN system.
URL: http://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=CFI-NME

Time Contents
8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome
9:10 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. Word Order in Sign Languages
Susan FISCHER (CUNY Graduate Center / National Museum of Ethnology) [Eng]
Abstract
9:55 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Word Order in Inuit Sign Languages: Issues and Challenges
Joke SCHUIT (University of Amsterdam) [Eng]
Abstract
10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Comments: Insight from Research on Word Order in Spoken/Written Languages
Prashant PARDESHI (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics) [Eng]
10:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Information Structure in Russian Sign Language and the Sign Language of the Netherlands
Vadim KIMMELMAN (University of Amsterdam) [Eng]
Abstract
11:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. The Syntax of Negation and Completion in Indonesian Sign Language Varieties
Nick PALFREYMAN (University of Central Lancashire) [IS]
Abstract
12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Comments: Typolosy and Information Structure Constructions
Doris PAYNE (University of Oregon) [Eng]
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sentences and Utterances in Conversations: Similarities and Differences between Signed and Spoken Languages
BONO Mayumi (National Institute of Informatics) [Eng]
Abstract
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. The Language-Culture Interface: Studies on the Correlation between Eye Movements and Sentence/Gesture Production in Kaqchikel, a Mayan Language Spoken in Guatemala
SAKAI Hiromu (Hiroshima University) [Eng]
Abstract
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Comments: (General)
HOSOMA Hiromichi (University of Shiga Prefecture)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
All the presenters

Monday, September 30

Time Contents
a.m. Interpreters' Meeting
ASL, JSL, Eng-Jp and other interpreters
p.m. Reviewing Meeting
Local committee members (Jp, JSL)