Nobutaka Kamei

Nobutaka Kamei Department of International and Cultural Studies, School of Foreign Studies, Aichi Prefectural University
Research Fields Cultural anthropology, African area studies. I have been conducting fieldwork in West and Central Africa since 1996. Main field sites are Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. Main research topics are 1) hunting-gathering societies, 2) Deaf communities and sign languages, and 3) studies on African childhood. Languages: French, English, several sign languages in West and Central Africa including Langue des Signes d’Afrique Francophone and Baka.
Main Works
  • Kamei, Nobutaka ed. 2008. DVD : Langue des Signes d’Afrique Francophone (LSAF). Fuchu : Institut de recherche sur les langues et cultures d’Asie et d’Afrique, Université des langues étrangères de Tokyo.
  • Kamei, Nobutaka. 2006. The birth of Langue des Signes Franco-Africaine: Creole ASL in West and Central French-speaking Africa. In: Online conference paper of Languages and Education in Africa Conference (LEA2006). Oslo, Norway: University of Oslo.
  • Kamei, Nobutaka. 2005. Play among Baka children in Cameroon. In: Hewlett, Barry S. and Michael E. Lamb eds. Hunter-gatherer childhoods: Evolutionary, developmental & cultural perspectives. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. 343-359.
  • Kamei, Nobutaka. 2001. An educational project in the forest: Schooling for the Baka children in Cameroon. In: African Study Monographs. Supplementary Issue 26 (2001): 185-195.
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