Documenting Languages of Displaced People: An Undergraduate Capstone Experience2017 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (2017)
A linguistic field methods course makes for an ideal senior capstone experience for undergraduate students. Traditionally, such courses allow students to synthesize material and analytical tools acquired in their previous linguistics courses and apply them to a language with which they have no previous experience. When the languages studied in such a course are those spoken by members of the larger community who have been resettled, students learn about issues of displacement and its effect on minority and minoritized languages. In this part of the symposium, we describe a senior capstone experience in which students develop language documentation projects for languages spoken by displaced refugees in the US. Some develop into long-term projects that involve members of the local speech community in collaboration with both students and faculty, providing new opportunities for capacity-building and professional development.
Publication DateJanuary 6, 2017
Citation InformationMichal Temkin Martinez and Tim Thornes. "Documenting Languages of Displaced People: An Undergraduate Capstone Experience" 2017 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michal_martinez/38/