Field Notes
Ep 12: Miroslav Valeš on Fieldwork in the Americas & Spain

Ep 12: Miroslav Valeš on Fieldwork in the Americas & Spain

July 16, 2019

This week’s interview is the Season 1 finale with Miroslav Valeš (Technical University of Liberec). In this interview, Miroslav discusses his long and varied fieldwork career, and his experiences working with the Lakhota (USA), Shuar (Ecuador) and A Fala (Spain) communities. 

Content Warning:

There is some sensitive material discussed in this interview, including traditional practices that some people may find disturbing.

Things mentioned in this episode: 

Andalusian Spanish on Wikipedia 

Fala language on Wikipedia & Ethnologue 

Lakhota language on Wikipedia & Ethnologue 

Shuar language on Wikipedia & Ethnologue

Huambisa language on Wikipedia & Ethnologue

Achuar language on Wikipedia & Ethnologue 

Legend of the Pishtacu (Pishtaco) on Wikipedia

Community-Driven Documentation and Description of A Fala

Miroslav’s publications on academia.edu

Miroslav’s profile on ResearchGate

Season 2 will be announced on the Field Notes website and on social media (Instagram and Twitter): @lingfieldnotes

Ep 11: Alex Garcia on Monolingual Fieldwork in The Philippines

Ep 11: Alex Garcia on Monolingual Fieldwork in The Philippines

July 9, 2019

Today’s episode is with Alex Garcia (University of Barcelona). Alex works with the Northern Alta Community in the Philippines. In this episode, Alex discusses how he started working with speakers of Nothern Alta, and how he learned Northern Alta in order to conduct monolingual fieldwork. 

Things mentioned in this episode

Alex's website

Alex's data on Kratylos

Alex’s Northern Alta deposit on ELAR

"Monolingual Fieldwork" Demonstration - Daniel Everett (from LSA)

Alex's equipment: Zoom H4n audio recorder, Rode NTG2 (shotgun microphone), Rode NT4 (cardioid microphone), Canon Legria HF G25 (video camera), Canon Powershot SX400 (SLR camera), Toshiba Z30 & Toshiba Satellite C55 (laptops) 

Philippine Negrito languages

Ilocano

Tagalog

Alta on Wikipedia & Ethnologue

Northern Alta on Wikipedia & Ethnologue 

Ep 10: Fieldwork Q&A with Vera Ferreira & Hugo Cardoso (Part 2)

Ep 10: Fieldwork Q&A with Vera Ferreira & Hugo Cardoso (Part 2)

July 2, 2019

Today's episode is part two of our Q&A episode with Vera Ferreira (CIDLeS & ELDP) & Hugo Cardoso (University of Lisbon). In this episode, we discuss questions from listeners such as "How can fieldworkers deal with the often tragic and uncomfortable circumstances in the field?", "How can we reduce our environmental impact in the field?" and "How to deal with difficult recording situations". Just a reminder, the responses to these questions are based on our own experiences in the field and do not necessarily reflect best practice (i.e., your mileage may vary). 

Things mentioned in this episode: 

Hugo's equipment: Marantz audio recorder,  Zoom H6Panasonic HC-VX98 video cameras, Sennheiser lapel microphone (wireless), Rode NT2-A microphone, Rode NTG2 (shotgun mic), Rode NT microphone

Zoom Q8 video camera & Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD (Vera's recommendation) 

Clean Tabs for water purification 

Thank you to our listeners who sent in questions, if you have a question about linguistic fieldwork, you can email it to fieldnotespod@gmail.com

If you would like to hear more about Vera's fieldwork with the Fala (Spain), Minderico (Portugal) and Bavarian (Germany) communities, you can listen to Field Notes episode two. If you would like to learn more about Hugo's work with the Diu and Kerala communities (India) and the Portuguese Burgher community (Eastern Sri Lanka), you can listen to episode four.

Ep 9: Fieldwork Q&A with Vera Ferreira & Hugo Cardoso (Part 1)

Ep 9: Fieldwork Q&A with Vera Ferreira & Hugo Cardoso (Part 1)

June 25, 2019

Today's episode is with Vera Ferreira (CIDLeS & ELDP) & Hugo Cardoso (University of Lisbon). In this episode, Martha, Hugo & Vera discuss questions sent in from listeners. Questions include "How can collected data be shared in a meaningful way with communities" and "What do researchers prioritise during their documentation projects?".

If you would like to hear more about Vera's fieldwork with the Fala (Spain), Minderico (Portugal) and Bavarian (Germany) communities, you can listen to Field Notes episode two. If you would like to learn more about Hugo's work with the Diu and Kerala communities (India) and the Portuguese Burgher community (Eastern Sri Lanka), you can listen to episode four.

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Ep 8:  Lauren Gawne on Funding Fieldwork

Ep 8: Lauren Gawne on Funding Fieldwork

June 18, 2019

This episode is with Lauren Gawne who does fieldwork in Nepal working with speakers of Yolmo and Syuba. Lauren has experience as both a successful grant applicant and as a grant committee assessor. In this episode, she shares her advice for navigating applying for funding in the current overly-competitive and under-resourced environment. 

Things mentioned in this episode:

Lauren's website

Lingthusiasm: a podcast enthusiastic about linguistics, hosted by Lauren Gawne & Gretchen McCulloch

Lauren's blog: Superlinguo

Short films by Chouette Films from Lauren’s Syuba video recordings: Bees & Earthquakes

Endangered Languages Documentation Programme

Firebird Foundation

The Awesome Foundation

The Linguist List

A Guide to the Syuba (Kagate) Language Documentation Corpus (Language Documentation & Conservation)

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Ep 7: Community Collaboration for Language Documentation in the Tanzanian Rift Valley with Andrew Harvey

Ep 7: Community Collaboration for Language Documentation in the Tanzanian Rift Valley with Andrew Harvey

June 11, 2019

This episode is with Andrew Harvey, who is a documentary linguist working with speakers of two previously un-documented languages, Ihanzu and Gorwaa (Tanzania). Andrew discusses his research, the seredipitous beginning to his work with the Gorwaa community, and how community collaboration has impacted the documentation and description of Ihanzu and Gorwaa. 

Things mentioned in this episode:

Andrew’s Gorwaa deposit at ELAR: The Gorwaa Noun Phrase: Toward a Description of the Gorwaa Language

Andrew’s website

Andrew on twitter:@andrewdtharvey

Andrew’s email: andrewdtharvey@gmail.com

Ihanzu

Gorwaa

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Ep 6: Madoka Hammine on Insider Research in the Ryukyus

Ep 6: Madoka Hammine on Insider Research in the Ryukyus

June 4, 2019

This episode is with insider researcher Madoka Hammine, who is a PhD student at University of Lapland in Finland. Madoka works on her heritage language, Yaeyama (Ryukyuan), as both a linguist and a language activist. Her PhD project is entitled: "embracing multilingualism in education", based on her fieldwork in both in Finland and Miyara village (Ishigaki, Japan).

Things mentioned in this episode: 

Madoka’s work (paper mentioned TBA): https://ulapland.academia.edu/MadokaHammine

Madoka’s profile at the University of Lapland

Madoka's podcast: おーりたぼーり ("Ooritaboori", content in Yaeyama, Japanese & English)

Yaeyama language: WikipediaEthnologue

Sami languages: Wikipedia & Ethnologue

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Ep 5: Khairunnisa on Insider Researcher Language Documentation on Sasak

Ep 5: Khairunnisa on Insider Researcher Language Documentation on Sasak

May 28, 2019

This episode is with Khairunnisa, who is researching variation and politeness strategies in her own language, Sasak (Lombok, Indonesia). In this episode, Khairunnisa discusses how working as an insider researcher influences her research methods, and how she manages the challenges of adhering to expected societal norms in her own community. 

Things mentioned in this episode: 

Sasak on WikipediaEthnologue

OLAC resources in and about the Sasak language

Language Documentation Training Center at UH

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Ep 4: Hugo Cardoso on Researching Creoles in Sri Lanka & India

Ep 4: Hugo Cardoso on Researching Creoles in Sri Lanka & India

May 21, 2019

In this episode, Hugo Cardoso discusses his work with the creole-speaking communities of Diu and Kerala and the Portuguese Burgher community (Eastern Sri Lanka). 

Things mentioned in this episode:

Hugo's profile on the University of Lisbon website: http://www.clul.ulisboa.pt/en/researchers-en/39-cardoso-hugo

Hugo's ELAR deposit: Documentation of Sri Lanka Portuguese

Hugo's equipment: Marantz audio recorder,  Zoom H6, Panasonic HC-VX98 video cameras, Sennheiser lapel microphone (wireless), Rode NT2-A microphone, Rode NTG2 (shotgun mic), Rode NT microphone

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Ep 3: Lyle Campbell on Language Documentation in the Americas

Ep 3: Lyle Campbell on Language Documentation in the Americas

May 14, 2019

In this episode, Lyle Campbell shares stories from his work in the Americas, discusses what has changed in the field of Documentary Linguistics since he started his career, and gives some food-related advice to new field workers. 

Things mentioned in this episode: 

Endangered Languages Project: http://www.endangeredlanguages.com

Catalogue of Endangered Languages: http://ling.hawaii.edu/research-current/projects/elcat/

Lyle Campbell’s website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~lylecamp/

Quechuan language family: Wikipedia & Ethnologue 

Mayan language family: Wikipedia & Ethnologue

Xinca language: Wikipedia &  Ethnologue & OLAC

Documentary and Descriptive Linguistics by Nikolaus Himmelmann (1998)

Boasian anthropology

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