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Abralin ao Vivo recorded: Linguistic Fieldwork


Date: 28 July 2020

Abralin ao Vivo recorded session: Linguistic Fieldwork - Working with communities at a distance

Presenters: Emiliana Cruz, Ruth Singer, Stephen Morey and Claire Bowern


Linguists have always gathered data for analysis in many different ways. In current times, a major method of doing linguistics – in person work in speech communities – has been made impossible, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has brought other methods to the fore, and with it their advantages and disadvantages. While work in person can never be replaced by remote ‘fieldwork’, in this panel we discuss some of the ways in which connections with communities and language work can be continued.

Abralin ao Vivo - Linguists Online is an initiative of Abralin - Associação Brasileira de Linguística in cooperation with several linguistics associations

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University