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Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Saturday, July 28~Sunday, July 29, 2012
International Symposium on Signed and Spoken Linguistics (1) ‘Description, Documentation and Conservation’

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  • Saturday, July 28, 2012
    • Conference Room 4 (2nd Floor), National Museum of Ethnology
    • 13:00-18:00
      Registration is closed for the meeting on the 28th.
  • Sunday, July 29, 2012
    • National Museum of Ethnology Auditorium
    • 9:00-17:30
      Registration is still open for the 29th.
  • Open to the public (admission free)
  • For registration, please send the following information either by e-mail or regular mail: your name, address, phone or fax number, e-mail address, sign language requirement (if you are a signer) and the date(s) you are interested in participating
  • Registration and inquiries: SSL@minpaku.ac.jp
  • With simultaneous interpretation (English, ASL, Japanese, JSL)
  • Coordinators: KIKUSAWA Ritsuko (National Museum of Ethnology) & OSUGI Yutaka (Tsukuba University of Technology)
  • Hosted by: National Institutes for the Humanities, National Museum of Ethnology with Tsukuba University of Technology and the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Supported by:
    The Linguistic Society of Japan
    Japanese Association of Sign Linguistics
    Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies
    Japanese Federation of the Deaf
 

Program

July 28, 2012 13:00-18:00 Conference Room 4 (2nd Floor), National Museum of Ethnology
MINPAKU International Sign Language and Linguistics Initiative
With simultaneous interpretation (English, ASL, Japanese and JSL) Open to the public; registration required
13:00-13:10 Welcome
13:10-13:40 Introducing the Sign Language and Linguistics Initiative
(R. KIKUSAWA, National Museum of Ethnology, Y. OSUGI, Tsukuba University of Technology)
Abstract
13:40-13:50 Questions and Comments
13:50-14:10 Language Documentation and Conservation Activities at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
(K. REHG, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)
Abstract
14:10-14:20 Questions and Comments
14:20-14:50 Break
14:50-15:50 Sign Linguistics Programs for Culturally Deaf Students: A Crucial Component in Sign Language Documentation and Preservation
(J. WOODWARD, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Abstract
Our Experience in Preserving and Documenting Sign Languages in Indonesia in the APSL Program
(L. LESMANA WIJAYA, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
(A. KUSUMO BHAROTO, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Abstract
15:50-16:05 Questions and Comments
16:05-16:30 Break
16:30-16:45 Documentating British Sign Language: The BSL Corpus Project
(A. SCHEMBRI, La Trobe University)
Abstract
16:45-18:00 Discussion
Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:00-17:30 National Museum of Ethnology Auditorium
International Symposium on Signed and Spoken Linguistics (1) 'Description, Documentation and Conservation'
Open to the Public (registration required)
With simultaneous interpretation (English, ASL, Japanese, JSL)
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-10:00 A Field Method Course of Saudi Arabian Sign Language
L. Viola KOZAK & TOMITA Nozomi (Gallaudet University)
Abstract
10:00-10:15 Commentary on the Paper "A Field Method Course of Saudi Arabian Sign Language"
KUBOZONO Haruo (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
Abstract
10:15-11:00 <North America>
Exploring the Unexplored: Documenting and Describing Colour, Kinship and Numbers in Inuit Sign Language
Joke SCHUIT (University of Amsterdam)
Abstract
11:00-11:15 Comments on the Paper on Inuit Sign Language by Joke Schuit
MINOURA Nobukatsu (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Abstract
  Break
11:45-12:30 <Indonesia>
Documenting a Shared Sign Language: The Kata Kolok Corpus
Connie DE VOS (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Abstract
12:30-12:45 Transcribing Unwritten Languages in the Course of Fieldwork in Indonesia
INAGAKI Kazuya (Kyoto University)
Abstract
  Break
13:45-14:30 <South Asia>
Deaf Fieldwork Researchers and Local Communities in the Documentation of Endangered "Village Sign Languages"
Ulrike ZESHAN (University of Central Lancashire)
Abstract
14:30-14:45 A Comment on Urlike Zeshan's Presentation
KIRYU- Kazuyuki (Mimasaka University)
Abstract
14:45-15:30 <Australia>
With or without Speech: Indigenous Sign Languages from Central Australia
Jennifer GREEN (University of Melbourne)
Abstract
15:30-15:45 Comments: Trevor JOHNSTON (Macquarie University)
  Break
16:15-17:15 Discussion Chair: Kenneth REHG (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)
17:15-17:30 Closing Remarks