...from linguistics to logistics
Field Reports is a departmental discussion group concerned with issues
involved in collecting linguistic data by working with native speakers
and signers; i.e., by doing fieldwork. We meet once or twice a
quarter. We focus on issues in data collection and analysis for
qualitative documentation of areas of grammar other than phonetics or
sociolinguistics, which have their own data collection methodologies
and discussion groups in this department. We also discuss issues in
"resource building", creating texts and dictionaries.
The group is managed on UW's Mailman server:
If you are preparing a report on your fieldwork, here
are some suggested points to cover (.docx, .pdf).
Topics of previous meetings.
- Sarala Puthuval's blog about Inner Mongolia
- newsreel about Andrew Livingston's East Uvean fieldwork on Wallis Island
Links and items of potential interest
- Linguistic diversity, endangered languages
- Linguists talking to linguists
- Research protocols
- Tools for fieldworkers