A central discipline within linguistics is language description, which in many cases is carried out by white, Western researchers doing fieldwork on languages that are not spoken in the West. It is no secret that this tradition has its roots partly in European colonization and partly in Christian missionary work. … ↪
In August this year I read an article in the Argentinian newspaper Página 12 about the National Conference of Indigenous Languages held in Argentina. Unfortunately, the article was quite lacking in information about the Conference itself and about the linguistic work done by Daniel Huircapán, who was mentioned in the … ↪
Lingoblog continues to provide you with suggestions for your summer readings on various linguistic topics. This week we have found a book about fieldwork.
As a linguistic fieldworker you typically travel to a remote place to live with a tribe, you are adopted into the community and you learn a … ↪
2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages
2019 – Internationaal Jaar van de Inheemse Talen
2019 – Internationalt år for indfødte sprog
2019 – Ôma askiy kâ-miyawâtamihk iyiniw-pîkiskwêwina misiwêskamik
2019 – Hur gatung haba ba pinang ajimi gi’e palika kakanap taang unavera
On the 28th of January, the start … ↪
In the spring of 2014, I (and other brave MA-students) took a course in Linguistic Ethnography at Aarhus University. Our research group quickly decided to explore the field of local haircutting parlors. This blog entry tells of my field work at Barber Shoppen.
Barber Shoppen is ‘a wonderful place … ↪
Photo: Peter Bakker with a speaker of Yamomami in Brazil
Peter Bakker is a Dutch-born linguist who is active in a number of different linguistic fields, chief among which pidgins and creoles, mixed languages and contact-induced language change. He has also published extensively on Romani linguistics. He is the author/editor … ↪