9th Sign Language Studies Seminar to take place in Kyoto

In Japan, Ainu Language, one of the languages used mostly in Hokkaido, a northern island in Japan, is on the way to disappearance because fewer and fewer people speak it nowadays.

In the morning session, Dr. Yutaka Nakagawa, an Ainu language expert who has worked on the research, succession, and the preservation of Ainu language, will speak.

In the afternoon session, the members of the Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies will present a report on each topic of study.

Date: 10:00-16:00, Sunday, January 24, 2010

Place: National Sign Language Training Center, Inc., "Community Sagano" in Kyoto

Sponsoring: National Sign Language Training Center, Inc., Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies


Program
10:00-12:00
Special Lecture: "Ainu Language: Present and Future"
Lecturer: Dr. Yutaka Nakagawa
(Humanities Social Science Research Professor, National Universities Corporation, Chiba University)

13:30-16:30
Report by the Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies members
- Making of video teaching material for trial purposes for the Deaf infant
(Deaf Education Group)

- About the visual check level of sign language
(Standardized Sign Language Spread Group)

- The collection of the proper nouns in sign languages in countries around the world: To edit the "world sign language vocabulary guide book
(Foreign Sign Language Research Group)



Japanese source:
DEAF-NEWS (subscription)

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