LINGUIST List 13.2510

Wed Oct 2 2002

FYI: Field Ling Dissertation Survey

Editor for this issue: Steve Moran <>


  1. Steve Moran, E-MELD Field Linguistics Dissertation Survey

Message 1: E-MELD Field Linguistics Dissertation Survey

Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 12:59:39 +0000
From: Steve Moran <>
Subject: E-MELD Field Linguistics Dissertation Survey

Dear Listers,

With 90% of languages facing extinction, we are more in need of field
work than ever. However, it appears that there is a bottleneck in the
training of field workers: It seems that many professors who do not do
field work themselves are reluctant to direct field work of their
students. If this is so, we believe that a short training course
would put professors in a position to begin overseeing field work.
In order to ascertain whether such a program is needed, we invite you
to take part in a survey, one designed for professors directing
student dissertations, and one for students. The entrance point for
both is at:

It should only take a few minutes.

Thanks for your help. We will post a summary later.
Doug Whalen DhW
Dafydd Gibbon

Doug Whalen (
Haskins Laboratories
270 Crown St.
New Haven, CT 06511
203-865-6163, ext. 234
FAX: 203-865-8963 
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