LD&C Special Publication No. 23: Theoretical reflections around the role of fieldwork in linguistics and linguistic anthropology

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    About the authors
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 2020) Woodbury, Anthony C.
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    Cultural glossary for the translations
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 2020) Woodbury, Anthony C.
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    Ethical principles in linguistic fieldwork methodologies–According to whom?
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 2020) Pérez, Jaime González ; Tandy, James B. ; Wheeler, Paige Erin
    This article seeks to establish a dialogue between the methodological proposals that have been put forward for linguistic fieldwork and the growing experiences of Indigenous linguists. It is well known that the theorizing of the methodologies that dictate linguists’ interactions in their communities of study is carried out from a perspective foreign to both the language and the community. These methodologies are designed for and guided by non-Indigenous academics, predominantly academics from different countries than those of the language and its speakers. This paper argues that the challenges faced by insider and insider-outsider linguists are not the same challenges as those faced by outsider linguists. Thus, this article contributes to a reevaluation of the universality of ethical methodological principles of fieldwork behavior in contemporary linguistics and promotes a local, Indigenous perspective that implies the decolonization of fieldwork methodologies designed by and for foreigners and uncritically adopted by insider and insider-outsider linguists.
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    Between the academy and the community: The trickster who dances at the party and shows her tongue
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 2020) Cruz, Emiliana Cruz ; Pierson, Sofia G.
    Explored here are the complexities and challenges that arise from my experience as an Indigenous researcher. As a linguist and anthropologist, I move between both academic and community spaces. During the last two decades, a good part of my research has focused on the documentation and revitalization of Indigenous languages, in particular the Chatino languages. This article addresses my experience as an Indigenous researcher navigating these two spaces with the aim of sharing the reality of my position with academia and Chatino communities.
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    "And what are you getting out of this?" Experiencing fieldwork in your community of origin: From reflection into emotional healing
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 2020) Alonso, Ana D. Ortiz ; Crowhurst, Megan J. ; Plumb, May Helena
    In this essay I share my fieldwork experience as a Zapotec researcher trained in anthropological and linguistic methodologies. I suggest that fieldwork is experienced differently by colleagues of non-Indigenous origin based on ethical, political and internal relationships that cross my academic projects and my personal life.