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Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology

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Offers the first detailed examination of corpus phonology and serves as a practical guide for researchers interested in compiling or using phonological corpora

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The Languages of the Jews: A Sociolinguistic History

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Indo-European Linguistics

New Open Access journal on Indo-European Linguistics is now available!

Query Details

Query Subject:   Field Work and Human Subjects Approval
Author:   Claire Bowern
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics

Query:   I'm trying to get a sense of the procedures for gaining human subjects
approval for researchers doing fieldwork from universities in different
countries. I'm especially in need of feedback from non-US and
non-Australian universities.

I'd be very grateful if you could send me an email with the following

I'll aggregate responses and post a summary by country. (Any comments will
be kept confidential unless you ask me to include them in the summary.)

Thanks very much in advance for your help.

Claire Bowern
Rice University

Are you required to apply for approval from an ethics committee? (IRB/HUman
subjects in research, etc)
If so, does the committee fully evaluate your application or does it
typically grant an exemption?
Any comments on the process? [e.g. any problems with differing expectations
of anonymity between the linguist/community and the review board, or with
documenting 'informed consent'?]
LL Issue: 16.1324
Date posted: 25-Apr-2005


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