Linguistics Special Lecture Series 2022 No. 5

  • Date: 28 Nov 2022 | 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Linguistics Special Lecture Series 2022 No.5
presented in cooperation with The Katig Collective

28 November 2022 | Monday | 10:00 AM Philippine Time (UTC+08:00)

LSLS 2022 No. 5 will be streamed live on the official Facebook page and YouTube channel of the UP Department of Linguistics. For more information, email us at



Indigenous Research Methodologies (IRM) are used in different contexts around the world by scholars, students, and communities to create a space to address oppression, domination, assimilation, violence against and silence of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and languages. Scholars and communities around the world are engaging and applying Indigenous Research Methodologies (IRM) because such methodologies allow for connection to place, to people, to relationships and to land, something that is often partially or mostly lacking in Western research paradigms. The purpose of such research frameworks is to place value upon Indigenous knowledge systems to promote, protect and preserve minoritized peoples, languages, and cultures. In this lecture, I first introduce previous research on Indigenous Research Methodologies (IRM) developed in different areas around the world. Indigenous Research Methodologies (IRM) also places its focus on reflexivity, decolonizing and transformation that rely upon Indigenous knowledge system. I, then, share my experiences of applying IRM with Indigenous language communities in Japan. Then, I open a dialogue to ask ourselves. What are characteristics of IRM in our contexts? Is it even possible to apply these frameworks in our contexts? How can we apply IRM in a situation where Indigeneity is contested? Who can apply IRM and why?



Madoka Hammine PhD graduated from the faculty of education at University of Lapland in Finland in 2020. Her doctoral research focused on minoritized (endangered) language education of two contexts, Indigenous languages in Finland and in Japan. Her research interests include (but not limited to), heritage language teaching and learning, identities and emotions of language learners, Indigenous language education, and language policy & planning. She also enjoys yoga and dancing in her free time.