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LINGUIST List 17.424

Wed Feb 08 2006

Qs: Fieldwork on Languages of Persecuted Peoples

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        1.    Daniel Everett, Fieldwork on Languages of Persecuted Peoples


Message 1: Fieldwork on Languages of Persecuted Peoples
Date: 07-Feb-2006
From: Daniel Everett <dan.everettmanchester.ac.uk>
Subject: Fieldwork on Languages of Persecuted Peoples


I would like to hear from anyone who has worked on the language of a
persecuted people and/or refugees. I would like to know the following: (i)
are there cases where the linguistic research has proven important in
revitalization of the language? (I am interested in any language examples,
but particularly with larger language groups, not from the Americas.) (ii)
Do you have reasons why you continued or discontinued your work on such a
language? (iii) How do you feel about that decision (whether to stay or
leave)? (iv) Any other comments, suggestions, or anecdotes and advice that
you would like to pass on to other linguists considering work with refugee
or persecuted groups?

If there are sufficient comments, I will post a summary.

Dan Everett

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics



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