(アメリカ、ロチェスター工科大学 名誉教授 / ニューヨーク市立大学大学院センター Adjunct Professor)
手話言語学 / Sign languages, morphosyntax; have dabbled in psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and acquisition, all related to sign languages
- Susan D. FISCHER (2015) Sign languages in their historical context. In: Claire Bowern and Bethwyn Evans (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics, 442-465. Routledge.
- Susan D. FISCHER (2009) Sign Language Field Methods: Approaches, Techniques, and Concerns. In: James H-Y. Tai and Jane Tsay (Eds.) Taiwan Sign Language and Beyond, 1-19. The Taiwan Institute for the Humanities, National Chung Cheng University.
- Susan D. FISCHER (1978) Sign Languages and Creoles. In: Patricia Siple (Ed.) Understanding Language Through Sign Language Research, 309-331. Academic Press
This talk will discuss methodology in sign language research, with particular emphasis on issues related to working with stigmatized languages and new developments, an adaptations of techniques in hyphenated areas of linguistics, and field methods.
Doing research on sign languages can employ many of the same techniques used for spoken languages, but there are some special circumstances that make the enterprise more challenging. In this talk I will discuss some of the standard avenues, such as fieldwork and corpus linguistics, as well as special techniques in hyphenated areas of linguistics such as psycholinguistics. I shall highlight the advantages and disadvantages as well as possible pitfalls in this kind of research. As in the case of stigmatized languages or populations, special care needs to be taken in terms of choosing consultants anollaborators from the relevant community; I provide practical suggestions for knowing whether one is getting good data, and provide some dos and don’ts for the aspiring researcher.