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4–7 September, 2019

Ogawa Shinji

After finishing his PhD in literature at the School of Intercultural Studies at Kobe University, Ogawa Shinji continued his academic career as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He also served as a project researcher at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, and was on the faculty of literature at the Prefectural University of Kumamoto in 2014. He specializes in linguistics and dialects.

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