Keiko Sagara

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Keiko Sagara
National Museum of Ethnology
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Research Areas

  • Linguistics / Linguistics / Sign Language Linguistics

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2016
Project Assistant Professor, National Museum of Ethnology
Apr 2014
Mar 2016
Project researcher, National Museum of Ethnology
May 2010
Apr 2014
Research officer, iSLanDS, University of Central Lancashire


Apr 2011
Sep 2014
iSLanDS, University of Central Lancashire

Published Papers

Investigation of Lexical Change in Japanese Sign Language and Taiwan Sign Language-Focus on Numeral Signs
Keiko Sagara
Historical Linguistics in Japan   6 13-40   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Signed Names in Japanese Sign Language
Nonaka Angela, Kate Mesh,Keiko Sagara
Sign Languages Studies   16(1) 57-85   2015   [Refereed]
The numeral system of Japanese Sign Language from a cross linguistic perspective
Keiko Sagara
University of Central Lancashire      Sep 2014   [Refereed]


Numeral Systems in Sign Languages Across the World
Keiko Sagara
Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter   (39) 5-7   2014

Books etc

Semantic Fields in Sign Languages: Colour, Kinship and Quantification
Zeshan Ulrike, Keiko Sagara (Part:Joint Work, Aspects of Number and Kinship Terms in Japanese Sign Language)
Mouton de Gruyter & Nijmegen: Ishara Press.   2016   
Research Methods in Sign Language Studies
Nick palfreyman,Keiko Sagara, and Ulrike Zeshan (Part:Contributor, Methods in carrying out language typological research)
Wiley-Blackwell   2015   
Calendric Terms in Sign Languages
Mouton de Gruyter (to appear)   

Conference Activities & Talks

Diachronic Changes in the Lexicons of Japanese Sign Language, Taiwan Sign Language and Korean Sign Language
Keiko Sagara
Sign 9 conference   23 Aug 2018   
Paradigm Levelling in Japanese Sign Language and Related Languages. The
Ritsuko Kikusawa, Keiko Sagara
23rd International Historical Linguistics conference   2 Aug 2017   
Numeral Systems in Sign Languages Across the World [Invited]
Keiko Sagara
The XVIIth World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf   Jul 2015   
Historical Relationship between the Numeral Signs of Japan, Taiwan and South Korea Sign Languages
Keiko Sagara
Current Issues in Sign Language Linguistics (CISL)   Aug 2014   
Counting the difference: variation in the number systems of Japanese, Taiwan and South Korean Sign Language
Keiko Sagara and Nick Palfreyman
The 12th International Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research(TISLR12)   Jan 2016   

Research Grants & Projects

Comparative study between Japanese Sign Language and British Sign Language, with particular attention being focused on numerical systems
Daiwa Foundation: Diwa Foundation Small Grant
Project Year: Jun 2011 - May 2012    Investigator(s): Keiko Sagara