Jump to the main content block



  1. The development of the center :
  • Continue to promote and enhance the domestic sign linguistics research
  • Establishment of an international academic exchange platform & compare Taiwan Sign Language and the world of Sign Language

  1. Research topics include
  • A further study on the Structure and Theory of Taiwan Sign Language
  • The similarities and differences of signed language and spoken language in structure and communication
  • The research of Taiwan sign language from child language acquisition to aging and dementia  
  • Sign language and spoken language in cognitive brain neural network activity
  • The influence of language contact on visual linguistics: The impact of written language on sign language, for example, the use of Chinese characters in Taiwan Sign language, Chinese Sign language, Hong Kong Sign language, Japanese Sign language and Korean sign language (In contrast to the use of Finger Spelling in pinyin language, such as American sign Language and Danish Sign Language).
  • The topics mentioned above on cross-language and transnational research 

  1. Methods
  • Continue to seek funding for public and private sector from outsides and conduct systematic research on sign linguistics
  • Invite young scholars at home and abroad as the center full-time or concurrently researcher. Personnel training on sign linguistics.
  • Collaborate with the Institute of Cognitive Neurology of the University to explore the relationship between language and brain (including spoken language and signed language).
  • Invite internationally renowned sign language linguists as well as cognitive brain neurologists as visiting scholar
  • Hold sign language linguistics workshops or international seminars regularly and publish books.
Click Num: