It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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I am currently working on a Ph.D project which involves sociolinguistic fieldwork in Ireland. I was told by a friend that it is imperative to obtain written consent from the people you interview for American publishers (the thesis is for a German university where you have to publish your findings). As I have never heard about this with European publishers (I have the oral consent of all people to use the material for my Ph.D., of course) I would be interested, if anyone has any experience with publishing research based on interviews. Do I need written consent, and if so, what does it have to look like exactly?