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Gender and fieldwork

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Noisy Birds and Language Documentation

Recordings in the field can be easily disturbed. During my Baskeet fieldwork, the most common noises that threaten good-quality recordings are loud evangelical pop music, hee-hawing donkeys, crowing cocks, the steady beat of diesel engines from the mills, and – … Continue reading

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Baskeet Proverbs (and the Difficulties in Documenting Proverbs)

When documenting the oral literature of a language in Ethiopia (and probably also elsewhere), local lay linguists and people interested in the promotion of their language often express – very early on – the wish that their proverbs be documented. … Continue reading

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