Ep 15: Rethinking the ‘field’ in Fieldwork with Hannah Gibson
Today's episode is with Hannah Gibson, fellow SOASian and Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Essex. Hannah's research is primarily concerned with linguistic variation, particularly why and how languages change. Much of her work explores the syntax and semantics of the Bantu languages, with a focus on languages spoken in Eastern Africa. She has conducted data collection in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and the UK.
In this episode, Hannah and I discuss her research, what her daily research routine looks like, and why we should think critically about what we mean when we use the term “fieldwork”.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- Rangi language
- siSwati language
- Bantu languages
- Swahili language
- Hannah’s website
- Follow Hannah on Twitter @itsthegibson (where you can find the Swahili word of the day #SWOTD)
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