Dialects and Disasters

Research project

  Study on the Preservation and Use of Dialects, with Particular Attention to Social Service, through Dialects in Disaster Areas

Lead researcher

  KIBE Nobuko (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)


  This project aims to provide a concrete model of dialect use in effective social support measures for local communities.


1. Examining linguistic issues in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake
2. Developing linguistic data focusing on dialect use in emergencies
3. Developing linguistic data for a multi-lingual society
4. Developing dialect data