言語学研究室講演会のお知らせ 2015年6月10日開催


ミシガン大学人類学科から、カナダ・ユーコン準州の先住民言語の復興運動に携わっておられる Barbra Meek 博士と、オーバーリン大学から、ネパール手話の専門家 Erika Hoffman-Dilloway 博士が、本研究室を訪問されます。つきまして、下記のように講演会を開催しますので、研究室内外を問わず、みなさんのご出席をお待ちしています。


日時: 6月10日(水) 16:50~18:25、各30分程度のレクチャーの後、質疑応答を行います。
場所: 言語学演習室(文学部3号館6階)
問い合わせ先: 言語学研究室ニシャント・チョクシ研究員 (03-5841-3807)

講演要旨:
On Wednesday, July 10 Dr. Barbra Meek (University of Michigan) and Dr. Erika Hoffman-Dilloway (Oberlin College) will be giving a presentation on linguistic anthropological methods and language documentation. Dr. Meek will present on her ongoing fieldwork documenting the Kaska language, a Native American Athabaskan language spoken in northwest Canada. She will discuss her collaborative role as a linguist in the creation of Kaska-language material to be used by the community, while also showing some of the limitations of a strictly language-based intervention in addressing the problems of language loss among Kaska youth. Dr. Hoffman-Dilloway, who has worked extensively with Deaf communities and sign-languages in Nepal and Germany, will discuss the Sutton Sign-Writing system, an orthography that is used for transcribing sign languages. She will outline the system, and show how the system is manipulated to not only include the “receptive” perspective (the one ‘viewing’ the signs) but also the “productive” perspective (the one doing the signing). She will then discuss how researchers may use this system to better analyze sign languages in interaction.


Dr. Barbra Meek is associate professor at the University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor. She has a doctorate in both Anthropology and Linguistics from the University of Arizona, and has published widely on subjects of Athabaskan linguistics, language revitalization, and linguistic discrimination against Native Americans in North American media. Her publications include a book, We are our language: an ethnography of language revitalization in a Northern Athabaskan community (2010, University of Arizona Press) as well as articles in Language and Society, Language and Communication, Journal of Folklore Research, and Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.


Dr. Erika Hoffman-Dilloway is associate professor at Oberlin College. She has a doctorate in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Michigan and has published extensively on Nepali Sign Language and Deaf politics in Nepal and recently, on sign-language education and the use of Sign-Writing orthographies in Deaf schools in Germany. She has published in Pragmatics, Language and Society, Language and Communication, and Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. She is currently working on a book on linguistic practices of the Deaf community in Nepal, to be published from Galludet University Press.