LING 407: Field Methods
Instructor: G. Tucker Childs
This course investigates the structure of an unknown language by means of elicitation sessions conducted with a native speaker of the language. Students will be trained in elicitation techniques and will practice these techniques by conducting their own weekly sessions. Students will hone their analytic skills and will also learn to efficiently organize their data in electronic form.
Prerequisites: LING 390
Textbooks: Crowley, Terry, 2007. Field Linguistics: A Beginner's Guide. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Everett, Daniel L. 2006 ms. Linguistic Fieldwork: A Student's Guide (Draft of 3 Apr 06). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
Childs, G. Tucker. 2007. The ethics of documenting dying languages: Lessons from the MDP and projections for the DKB. Gainesville, FL: 38th Annual Conference of African Linguistics (ACAL), March 22-25.
Macaulay, Monica. 2006. Training linguistics students for the realities of fieldwork. Anthropological Linguistics 46:194-209. (Macaulay 2006)
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