Transforming Research into Sign Language and Identity Advocacy in the Community

Autor/a: OSUGI, Yutaka
Año: 2020
Editorial: Deaf Studies Digital Journal, nº 5 (2020): Deaf Studies Conference: Transformations
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Vídeo digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


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.