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4–7 September, 2019

Yamada Masahiro

After finishing his PhD in linguistics and cognitive science at the University of Delaware, Yamada Masahiro studied as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He was a program-specific associate professor at Kyoto University until December 2016, when he became an associate professor at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. He specializes in linguistics, and is active in the preservation and succession of endangered 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