Transforming Research into Sign Language and Identity Advocacy in the Community
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This presentation discusses the process from moving from research results to applications through the compilation of a large-scale Japanese Sign Language corpus for both synchronic and diachronic analysis, focusing on 100 lexical items from the 49 prefectures in Japan. Also discussed is the key involvement of the Deaf community (status planning, acquisition planning, and corpus planning) including the exploring of their linguistic identities via evidence of the change of lexical sharing phenomenon from generation to generation. The implication is that humanistic framework for research on the history, spiritual value, and dialogue among Deaf individuals would be linked directly to the nature of the Deaf Studies.
This conference proceeding was made possible with the financial support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Humanities Advancement Grants [#HAA-258756-8, 2018]; and Gallaudet University: the Office of the Chief Bilingual Officer, Yeker Anderson Club, and Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies.
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