HS 816: Fieldwork Techniques

This course will serve as an introduction to the methods of data collection and fieldwork, including judgement elicitation, experimental and natural data collection and analysis. Typically, the course will focus on a particular interface topic in current linguistic theory as relevant to the student`s thesis interests in the process of data gathering.

Texts/References

Journal articles and papers (pertaining to the topic under consideration). 

Comrie, B. and N. Smith. Lingua Descriptive Studies: Questionnaire. Lingua 42.1. Amsterdam, North Holland, 1977. 

Comrie, B. The World's Major Languages. London: Croom Helm and New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. Reprinted 1989. 

Comrie, B. S. Matthews and M. Polinsky) (eds.). The Atlas of Languages: The Origin and Development of Languages Throughout the World. London: Bloomsbury and New York, 1996. 

MacWhinney, B., & Snow, C.  The Child Language Data Exchange System. Journal of Child Language, 12, 271-296, 1985.