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University of California, Santa Barbara -- June 23 - August 1, 2008  

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July 7 - August 1, 2008

Patricia Shaw, Professor of Linguistics
University of British Columbia
Language of the course: Kwak'wala

Tucker Childs, Professor of Linguistics
Portland State University
Language of the course: Mende

Carol Genetti, Professor of Linguistics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Language of the course: Ekegusii

Course information
The course in Field Training will be a four-week course based on the idea of a traditional doctoral course in field methods. It will differ from field methods in being intensive, with multiple linguistic consultants per language, and will directly build off the technological skills taught in the workshops.

We will limit each section of Field Training to ten students. We anticipate offering three sections of Field Training simultaneously depending on student demand, with each section working on a different language.

Participants in the Field Training course should have completed, at a minimum, one university-level course in phonetics/phonology and one university-level course in morphology/syntax, or the equivalent. It is expected that most participants will have had training beyond this level. Applicants who are actively involved in fieldwork and documentation or can demonstrate a clear intention to undertake linguistic fieldwork or documentation will be given priority.

Students enrolled in Field Training will be required to attend the InField workshops as well, as the course will draw directly on the workshop curriculum.

Students enrolled in Field Training will receive a certificate confirming their completion of the course and a statement about the equivalency of credit to a regular graduate course in a U.S. university. Students additionally wishing for a formal assessment of their work, with equivalents to letter grades, may request this of their instructor.


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