[RNLD] Best practice wrt authentic data

Joe Blythe joe.blythe at mq.edu.au
Thu Jun 8 03:01:33 EDT 2017

Dear RNLDers

In just about every linguistics paper I’ve written, I’ve always mentioned which recording an example comes from (with a recording reference and time-codes), or which field notebook an example comes from, if elicited. I always thought that this practise speaks to the authenticity of the data. I assumed that if such a trail is trackable then you are unlikely to be accused of making stuff up!
I know that there are many other researchers that do this, so I’m wondering there are references to this being best practice, or at least being advisable.

Also, turning this around, is it reasonable to expect (in 2017) that researchers writing about an endangered language follow such a protocol, if is in fact a protocol?


Dr Joe Blythe
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