Towards the internationalization of the University of Tsukuba: analysis of monolingual signboards on the university campus

Main Article Content

Elena TSYGALNITSKY
Veronika CHICHIKASHVILI

Abstract

The aim of this fieldwork study was to analyze monolingual signboards found throughout the grounds of the University of Tsukuba campus. Based on the database of the digital images taken on campus, the signboards were divided into four categories according to their linguistic messages, location and purpose: directions; transportation; safety; and announcements/service signboards. This pilot study will be followed by a future examination of the possible effects of monolingual signboards on Western students and researchers and the concept of anxiety.


要旨
本研究の目的は、筑波大学キャンパスにおける日本語による看板のデータベース化、および範疇化である。予備調査の結果、以下の看板カテゴリーを提唱したい:案内表示の看板、交通機関関連の看板、安全関連の看板、一般情報提供やサービスの看板。今後、日本語による看板の西洋外国人学生・研究者への影響の可能性、および「不安」との関連性を検証する予定である。

Article Details

Section
Fieldwork Reports