LINGUIST List 26.2770

Thu Jun 04 2015

Confs: Anthropological Ling, Lang Documentation, Socioling/UK

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Date: 04-Jun-2015
From: Julia Sallabank <>
Subject: Gender and Linguistic Fieldwork
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Gender and Linguistic Fieldwork

Date: 08-Jun-2015 - 08-Jun-2015
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Julia Sallabank
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Workshop on gender and linguistic fieldwork
Location: SOAS, University of London, UK
Workshop date: 8 June 2015

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a platform for fieldworkers to exchange their experiences and reflections on the role gender plays in both their work and personal life while in the field.

A lot has been said about the relationship between gender and fieldwork in anthropology, but no such exchange has yet been initiated in documentary linguistics. By means of this workshop we hope to start bridging that gap, and hopefully make fieldworkers more aware of ways of conceptualising, and relating to both their gendered experience, and gender dynamics in their host communities.

This event is an all-day workshop, with two keynote talks as well as refereed presentations.

Keynote Speakers:

Natalia Buitrón-Arias, London School of Economics (LSE)
Grégory Deshoullière, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris

Professor Anne Pauwels, SOAS, University of London

There is no need to register in advance: just turn up on the day.

If you would like access to a Dropbox folder with some of the readings, please email the organisers at the contact email below.

Find us on the Sociolinguistic Events Calendar:


The full programme, with links to abstracts, is available at


Plenary Speakers:
Natalia Buitrón Arias (LSE) & Grégory Deshoullière (EHESS, Paris)
Imperfect ethnographers and heterogeneous voices: gendering fieldwork in Ecuadorian Amazonia.

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

Pamela Innes, University of Wyoming
Gender and its role in shaping my understanding of the Mvskoke linguistic world

Virginia Grover, Birkbeck
Insider-Outsider Identities and Gender in Fieldwork in India

Lindsay Morcom, Queen’s University
Indian Status, Idle no More, and Indigenous Language Revitalization: The Renaissance of Indigenous Female Leadership in Ontario

12:45-13:45 Lunch break

Keynote Speaker:
Anne Pauwels, SOAS
Does gender really matter in linguistic fieldwork?

Anthony Capstick, Lancaster University
Gender dynamics in research on the multilingual literacy practices of migrants in Pakistan and the UK: exploring language in migration and researcher reflexivity.

14:45-15:15 Coffee break

Sarah Foxen, University of Exeter
High heels or football boots?: Reflections on gender, decision making and data collection in sociolinguistic fieldwork

Łukasz Pakuła, University of Poznań
‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ in Polish ELT: gaining insights from within the classroom

16:15 – 17:00
Round table discussion and close

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