The purpose of this project is to let you practice being linguistic anthropologists. You will learn skills in interviewing, note-taking, analysis, reading and writing. You will interview one individual who grew up speaking a language other than English. Your goal is to come to know them and their relationship to language.
How do I find a partner?
You are welcome to do this project with someone whom you already know, or you can meet an international student through EKU’s international student program and International Student Association. There are also a number of civic organizations in the region whom you can contact to do a conversation exchange. Please get in touch with me if you’re concerned about finding a partner!
You will want to do these interviews using social distancing and EKU health guidelines. Virtual interviews are welcome and encouraged.
Before beginning your interview, be sure to share this consent and informational form with your interviewee: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15PcBEACsbngrzT…
In this proposal, I want you to describe your project.
Follow this template:
Who you will interview to learn about this topic and what is your relationship to that person?
Why you are interested in interviewing this individual?
What initial steps do you think you should take to start your project?
Will you be able to interview this individual at least 3-4 times during the semester?
What do you anticipate will be difficult about this project? What do you anticipate will be fun about this project?
How might aspects of your identity (gender, race, ethnicity, class) and life experiences influence your fieldwork process?
If you are not certain you want to interview this person, please describe a few alternative individuals or let me know if you’d like help finding someone.
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