Linguistic Fieldwork offers practical guidance on areas such as applying for funding, the first session on a new language, writing up the data and returning materials to communities. This expanded second edition provides new content on the results of research, on prosody elicitation, on field experiment design, and on working in complex syntax.
Claire Bowern is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Yale University, USA. She is a field and historical linguist with a focus on the highly endangered languages of Northern Australia. She is past Chair of the Linguistic Society of America's Ethics Committee and Associate Editor at Language.
1. Introduction 2. Technology in the Field 3. Starting to Work on a Language 4. Data Organisation and Archiving 5. Fieldwork on Phonetics and Phonology 6. Eliciting: Basic Morphology and Syntax 7. Further Morphology and Syntax 8. Lexical and Semantic Data 9. Discourse, Pragmatics and Narrative Data 10. Consultants and Field Locations 11. Ethical Field Research 12. Grant Application Writing 13. Working with Existing Materials 14. Fieldwork Results