Building trust on Zoom: A workflow for language documentation via videoconferencing software

Date
2022-04
Authors
Grzech, Karolina
Tisalema Shaca, Selena
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Publisher
University of Hawaii Press
Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic affected the capacity to conduct linguistic fieldwork in person. For many fieldworkers, this meant they needed to adapt, and do so urgently. This paper discusses a language documentation workflow based entirely on the online conferencing software Zoom, in which a linguist, external to the community, establishes a new project together with a native-speaker community member. The paper describes how such a working relationship can be built online, and accounts for all the steps of the authors’ Zoom-mediated workflow in detail allowing for their replication. It also offers a critical appraisal of this workflow from the perspectives of both the native speaker and the researcher. To conclude, the authors summarise all the conditions necessary for a workflow like this one to be successful.
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Keywords
Quechua language, Workflow, Linguistics--Fieldwork
Citation
Grzech, Karolina, Selena Tisalema Shaca. 2022. Building trust on Zoom: A workflow for language documentation via videoconferencing software. Language Documentation & Conservation 16: 79-97.
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