In this blog post, I will outline some problems that the field linguist working on highly endangered languages may encounter in trying to collect oral texts, and some possible ways around those problems.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Sasi Fieldwork 2020-02-19: Goals and Report
In the following post, I describe my research goals and results for the period from Feb. 18, 2020 to March 5, 2018. During this period I worked with two separate groups in Gaborone, Botswana.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Ten Cultural Differences between Togo and Botswana
These are things I noticed while living on and off in these countries (in the Peace Corps in Togo, and doing linguistic research in both Togo and Botswana) over the last 35 years. Many of these differences extend to other countries so that the difference might be really West African versus southern Africa. They are all rather superficial, since I am essentially a stranger looking from the outside in.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Proposal for a Fieldwork Lab
This is a proposal for a Fieldwork Lab that we are working on at NYU. If anybody has feedback, let me know.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Pronominal Agreement and Bound Variable Anaphora
Abstract: In this squib, I explore the relation between pronominal agreement and bound variable anaphora in the framework of Collins and Postal 2012.
Monday, February 3, 2020
Life is Short
On February 1, 2020, at around 4:00pm, while driving home from the cattle post, my wife and I were involved in a horrible car accident. We had just gotten on to the gravel road, from the cattle post road, and I lost control of the car. The car spun 180 degrees to the right, and then flipped over 270 degrees onto the driver’s side. The top of the car is crumpled in, and the front windshield is completely shattered. The car is basically destroyed, and will be written off by the insurance company. Some pictures are at the end of the post.
Cattle Post Roads
In a previous post, I talked about cattle post roads. One reader asked for pictures, so here they are.
UCONN Talk (February 7, 2020)
Here is a rough draft of my UCONN talk to be given Friday February 7, 2020.
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