Field Notes

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:



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