Departmental Bulletin Paper 調査中の記録動作をデータ整理に活用する景観文字調査ツールの開発
A Study on a Linguistic Landscape Survey Tool to Improve Data Marshaling

田島, 孝治  ,  Koji, TAJIMA

(12)  , pp.125 - 137 , 2017-01 , 国立国語研究所
ISSN:2186-134x print2186-1358 online
The landscape of characters or language on a street signage or poster is called a linguistic landscape. It is studied by not only linguistics but also geography and sociology researchers. This study describes a survey tool for linguistic landscape research. We developed and applied the tool to a survey in Inamuragasaki, following which we reviewed the process of the linguistic landscape survey. Further, a collecting tool application for smartphones that could organize photographs for each subject was created. In addition, we developed confirmation and visualization tools for personal computers. The reliability and stability of research activities in the survey were improved by using the global positioning system and digital camera on smartphones. On the other hand, to save the collected data, we used the comma-separated value and jpeg formats, which help data reuse and review by other researchers. We tested the collection tool on the signage at the Inamuragasaki area. In this test, the collection tool worked satisfactorily for approximately 2 hours, and the collected data could fulfill our requirements.

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