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).
Things mentioned in this episode:
- Madoka’s work (paper mentioned TBA): https://ulapland.academia.edu/MadokaHammine
- Madoka’s profile at the University of Lapland
- Madoka’s podcast & blog: おーりたぼーり (“Ooritaboori”, content in Yaeyama, Japanese & English)
- Yaeyama language: Wikipedia
- Sami languages: Wikipedia
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