33 minutes | May 22nd 2020

Ep 18: Documenting Linguistic Avoidance in Datooga with Alice Mitchell

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This week's episode is with Alice Mitchell, a Junior Professor at the Institute for African Studies at the University of Cologne in Germany. Alice holds a BA in German and Linguistics from the University of Oxford, an MA in Language Documentation and Description from SOAS, and a PhD in Linguistics from the University at Buffalo. Her research focuses on the Datooga language of Tanzania, where she has been conducting fieldwork since 2012. In this episode, Alice talks us through her work in Tanzania, and her experiences documenting name avoidance and studying children's speech in Datooga. Things mentioned in this episode: Ep 16: Remote Fieldwork with Richard T. GriscomGuernésiais languageDatooga languageNilotic language familyAn Introduction to African Languages by Tucker Childsavoidance registersRøde NTG-2 microphoneZoom H4N audio recorderZoom Q8 video recorderME 62 Sennheiser omnidirectional microphoneVoltaic Systems solar panelVarikin ProjectOn communicative competence. . .in the field by Leslie C. Moore Get in touch: Website: https://fieldnotespod.comEmail: fieldnotespod@gmail.comTwitter & Instagram: @lingfieldnotes
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