Dear Colleagues, John and I thought the survey below and its results might be of interest to the committee. The work is by Dr. Sonja Eisenbeiss, Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex, and includes questions repeated from previous work by Claire Bowern (Language, 2010). Dr. Eisenbeiss has already linked her site to ours, and encourages those who have not yet done so to participate in the survey. She has agreed to share the results with our committee when complete.
Some initial notes may be found here: http://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/teaching/ethics/
Dear all, We are currently conducting a survey that is aimed at (i) fieldworking linguists who carry out experiments as part of their research and (ii) experimental linguists who carry out research outside the traditional laboratory context or study under-researched languages for which the usual psycholinguistic resources are not available (lexical databases, corpora, collections of culturally appropriate picture materials, etc.). The questions focus on ethics, cross-culturally appropriate methods, and technology, three notoriously difficult things for experimental field-linguists. We will use the results of this survey for teaching and research materials, publications, and improved services for our resource website and blog (http://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/). Please help us by completing the survey and spreading the word! survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NX3VK7K For any questions regarding this questionnaire or our website, please contact Dr. Sonja Eisenbeiss Department of Language and Linguistics University of Essex https://essex.academia.edu/SonjaEisenbeiss E-mail: seisen essex.ac.uk; Twitter: @SonjaEisenbeiss<https://twitter.com/SonjaEisenbeiss>; Note: Claire Bowern has kindly made her questions from her survey for the 2010 paper in “Language” available to us and we have used some of these questions. Birgit Hellwig, Naledi Kgolo, Katrin Skoruppa, and Silke Paulman have given me lots of comments on an earlier draft of the survey. Thank you! All the best and thank you for your contributions! Dr. Sonja Eisenbeiss Department of Language and Linguistics University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK +44-(0)1206-87-2087 Twitter: @SonjaEisenbeiss http://essex.academia.edu/SonjaEisenbeiss http://psylingx.wordpress.com/ http://experimentalfieldlinguistics.wordpress.com/ http://languagegamesforall.wordpress.com/