Research on Japanese Sign Language Online

Two researches on Japanese Sign Language are currently online as follows:

1. "Japanese Sign Language Linguistic Map" (trial version)

The first one is relevant to regional difference analyzed by researchers of Tsukuba University of Technology which was funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in the academic year 2008-2009.

A part of result of the research was made public, as titled "the Japanese Sign Language Linguistic Map (trial version)" with 30 glossaries chosen from the research.

Glossaries: dog, cat, monkey, hen, egg, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, dormitory, attending school, gymnastics, Japanese language, travel, Japan, France, grandfather, grandmother, east, west, south, north, brown, pink, 100 yen, 300 yen, 1000 yen

Target age group: the 30s and the 70s

Japanese source:
http://www.a.tsukuba-tech.ac.jp/ge/~osugi/jslmap/map.html


2. "Corpus Project in Colloquial Japanese Sign Language"

The second linguistic research website on Japanese Sign Language was developed in May 2013, called the "Corpus Project in Colloquial Japanese Sign Language," aiming to finding how JSL differs across Japan.

English version:
http://research.nii.ac.jp/jsl-corpus/en/

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