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4–7 September, 2019

Hayashi Yuka

After finishing her PhD in linguistics at Kyoto University, Hayashi Yuka worked as a research fellow at Kyoto University, the University of London (SOAS), and Osaka University. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and also works at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. Her current projects include the research and documentation of Ryukyuan and Hachijo languages.

ATypI Tokyo | Thursday, 5 September, 2019 | 15:30 – 16:00 | Innovation Hall

A Typeface for Endangered Languages

Talk | Presented in Japanese

This talk looks at Shima Shotai as an example of linguistic and cultural preservation. Shima Shotai is a typeface designed for the indigenous languages of Ryukyu (i.e., Okinawa), which are losing speakers and in fact face extinction. The typeface follows...

Presented by Ogawa Shinji, Yamada Masahiro, Hayashi Yuka, Ueda Hiroto