Ep 6: Madoka Hammine on Insider Research in the Ryukyus

This week’s episode is with insider researcher Madoka Hammine, who is a PhD student at University of Lapland in Finland. Madoka works on her heritage language, Yaeyama (Ryukyuan), as both a linguist and a language activist. Her PhD project is entitled: “embracing multilingualism in education”, based on her fieldwork in both in Finland and Miyara village (Ishigaki, Japan). 

Madoka in the field in Miyara village, Ishigaki (Japan). Photo by Akiko Mizuno

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Madoka & her grandma in Ishigaki, Japan

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