Monday, September 17, 2018

Fieldwork Discussion Group

A group that we recently started at NYU for people interested in fieldwork. It normally takes place on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00, on days when there is no colloquium. If you are interested in attending, let me know.

Fieldwork Discussion Group

This reading group will be about fieldwork in linguistics, and in particular about the connection between fieldwork and linguistic theory. The group will meet on average once every two weeks. Some topics include the following:

a.         Discussions of recent and classical papers about fieldwork or involving a substantial fieldwork component.
b.         Student and faculty presentations of ongoing work in the field.
c.         Presentations by invited speakers on their own fieldwork experiences.
d.         Discussions and workshops on software, equipment, workflow and tools.
e.         Methodologies in the various domains (syntax, semantics, phonetics, etc.).
f.          Archiving: selection of archive, access, restrictions, formats, costs, etc.
g.         Ethics: consent forms, IRB approval, copyrights, community rights, etc.
h.         Working with communities (establishing trust, teaching skills, revitalization, etc.)
i.          Publishing fieldwork: traditional papers, grammars, primers, dictionaries, etc.
j.          Funding sources and grant writing workshops.

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