LING 075. Field Methods
In this course, students work directly with a speaker of an unfamiliar language to gather data and analyze the structures of that language. Students develop inference techniques for eliciting, understanding, analyzing, and presenting complex linguistic data. We discuss and enact best practices for working collaboratively with speech communities, including ethical training in Human Subjects research. Students also gain practical experience using state-of-the-art digital recording, annotation, and archiving for scientific purposes. A different (typically non-European) language will be investigated each time the course is taught.
Prerequisite: Familiarity with IPA transcription and any two of: LING 001 , LING 025 , LING 040 , LING 043 , LING 045 , LING 050 , or permission of the instructor.
Eligible for ASIA, COGS
Fall 2021. Dockum.
Fall 2022. Dockum.
Fall 2023. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Linguistics
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/linguistics
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