Resources for linguistic fieldwork

Researchers at the Centre are investigating numerous aspects of the diverse and dynamic human innovation of language, including how languages vary, how we learn them, how we process them, and how they evolve. Finding the right tools to facilitate these pursuits is vital. Our CoEDL team members are taking what they have learned and creating resources to share with the linguistic community at large.

The links to the left will direct you to many of the tools used by linguists. These tools help in the following ways: audio display and playback, audio capture, acoustic analysis, annotation, transcription, metadata organisation, lexicography, data visualisation, statistical analysis, app development, etc.

We are continuing to compile resources to help linguistic researchers in and outside of the Centre. If you have any guides that you have created and think will help in our efforts, please send them to us via email: CoEDL Data Manager.

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Useful sites:

Recording methods: Audio  

OSEA Guidelines on Research Equipment & Supplies

Boyd, Douglas A. 2012. “Digital Audio Recording: The Basics.” In Oral History in the Digital Age. Institute of Library and Museum Services edited by Douglas Boyd, Steve Cohen, Brad Rakerd, and Dean Rehberger. 

Boyd, Douglas A. and Charles Hardy. 2012. “Understanding Microphones.” In Oral History in the Digital Age, edited by Doug Boyd, Steve Cohen, Brad Rakerd, and Dean Rehberger. (Note.)

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