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Subcontracting Native Speakers in Linguistic Fieldwork: A Case Study of the Ashéninka Perené (Arawak) Research Community from the Peruvian Amazon

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Title:Subcontracting Native Speakers in Linguistic Fieldwork: A Case Study of the Ashéninka Perené (Arawak) Research Community from the Peruvian Amazon
Authors:Mihas, Elena I.
Keywords:linguistic fieldwork
Arawak
Peruvian Amazon
community collaboration
Date Issued:Feb 2012
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Mihas, Elena I. "Subcontracting Native Speakers in Linguistic Fieldwork: A Case Study of the Ashéninka Perené (Arawak) Research Community from the Peruvian Amazon." Language Documentation & Conservation. 6: 1-21.
Abstract:In light of a growing need to develop best practices for collaboration between the linguist and community researchers, this study provides orientation points on how to engage native speakers in linguistic fieldwork. Subcontracting native speaker-insiders is a variety of empowering collaborative field research, in which trained collaborators independently make audio and video recordings of fellow speakers in the research community, with subsequent transcription and translation of the collected texts. Using fieldwork in the Peruvian high jungle communities of Ashéninka Perené (Kampan, Arawak) as a case study, this paper examines practicalities of subcontracting such as identifying potential subcontractors, negotiating and signing an agreement, training to use practical orthography and equipment, and evaluation of the end-product.
Pages/Duration:21 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4502
ISSN:1934-5275
Rights:Creative Commons Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
Volume:6
Appears in Collections: Volume 06 : Language Documentation & Conservation


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