Tools for Linguistic Anthropologists

Welcome to Tools for Linguistic Anthropologists, a resource page or toolkit for ethnographers, particularly linguistic anthropologists, who want to record naturally occurring speech, interviews or other ethnographic field information. Suggestions and updates are welcome.

This site is both a blog and a categorized listing of information on particular subjects. For now we have information on audio, grant proposal writing and video.

Alternatively, you can start at our posts page and browse the most recent blogposts on the topic of tools for linguistic anthropologists.

Suggestions and updates are always welcome. Feel free to post any information or questions below in our response box. Discussions of the use of specific forms of technology in field situations are welcome, as are suggestions for new categories of things useful to linguistic anthropologists such as books or ways to transfer from medium to medium.

Many thanks to Robin Shoaps, Mark Sicoli and Andy Kovolos for these initial contributions, to the members of the Technology Kit Committee, Mark, Debra Spitulnik and Jennifer Dickinson, and to Kit Woolard for her belief in this project and all her encouragement.

Enjoy!

Leila Monaghan, SLA Digital Content Editor
Alex Enkerli, SLA Web Guru

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  1. Announcing the new “Tools for Linguistic Anthropologists” SLA resource site – Society for Linguistic Anthropology

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  2. Joel Kuipers
    Joel Kuipers October 29, 2010 at 11:18 pm | | Reply

    This is a useful list. I think the list of microphone types – limited largely to booms and lapels – is good mostly for recording either focused performances or interviews, but not naturally occurring interaction. However, if one is trying to record complex, interactive events with multiparty participation, I would recommend a high quality “boundary microphone.” I have had good luck with an AV U851A and a Sennheiser E912 BK.

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  5. EWA
    EWA May 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm | | Reply

    Hello,
    I need Christopher Ball’s books titles – can anybody help me?Thank you

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