[RNLD] Working with children Tuesday April 15th 2014

Ruth Singer ruth.singer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 17 02:55:17 UTC 2014

Announcement: Linguistics in the Pub

Topic: Children in Language Documentation

Continuing our theme from recent months of engaging in language
documentation with complex ethical and logistical considerations, this
month we turn to the issue of engaging children in language documentation.
Previous LIP discussions have looked at the
practicalities<http://www.rnld.org/node/256> of
collecting child language data, and how child language data might fit
into<http://www.rnld.org/node/299> a
larger documentation project. This month, we look at the social
implications of working with children. Andrea
Emberly's<http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/andrea.emberly> work
on Musicology in South Africa explores the  role children can take as
researchers and participants in academic research projects. Is this a model
that can also be successful in language documentation work? What level of
explanation about the work we are doing should we be giving to child
participants? What happens when children who participate in language
documentation projects grow up?

Greene, S. & D. Hogan (2005). "Ethical Considerations in Researching
Children's Experiences" in S. Greene & D. Hogan (eds) Researching
Children's Experience. London: SAGE. Pp 62-87.

Date:                 Tuesday 15th April 2014
Time:                6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue:             Upstairs room, Prince Alfred Hotel

191 Grattan St, Carlton

(corner of Bouverie St)

ph (03) 9347-3033

Food and drinks available at the venue

LIP is coordinated by Ruth Singer and Lauren Gawne (University of Melbourne)

Contact  Ruth Singer if you have any questions rsinger at unimelb.edu.au

LIP is an occasional gathering of language activists and linguists in
Melbourne. All are welcome. Those in other parts of Australia and the
world who can't make it to the Melbourne LIPs are encouraged to
organise a local gathering to discuss this topic and support language
activities in your area.

Dr Ruth Singer
DECRA Postdoctoral Fellow
Linguistics Program and Research Unit for Indigenous Language
School of Languages and Linguistics
Faculty of Arts
University of Melbourne 3010
Tel. +61 3 90353774
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