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Ethical principles in linguistic fieldwork methodologies–According to whom?

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Title:Ethical principles in linguistic fieldwork
methodologies–According to whom?
Authors:Pérez, Jaime González
Contributors:Tandy, James B. (translator)
Wheeler, Paige Erin (translator)
Keywords:linguistic fieldwork
outsider linguist
insider linguist
insider-outsider linguist
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Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Pérez, Jaime González. 2021. The ethical principles of linguistic field work methodologies–According to whom? [Translated from Spanish by James B. Tandy and Paige Erin Wheeler.] In Cruz, Emiliana. (Ed.) Theoretical reflections around the role of fieldwork in linguistics and linguistic anthropology: Contributions of indigenous researchers from southern Mexico. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication no. 23, nn-nn. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.
Series:LD&C Special Publication
Abstract: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.
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Appears in Collections: LD&C Special Publication No. 23: Theoretical reflections around the role of fieldwork in linguistics and linguistic anthropology

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