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LINGUISTICS FIELDWORK
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectLinguistics
Number & Suffix: 156
Full UC Title: LINGUISTICS FIELDWORK 
Transcript Title: FIELDWRK/LINGUISTIC 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course is designed to provide fieldwork experience in a classroom setting. Students learn to analyze a language that they do not know through hands-on experience. This is not a lecture course. It is a specialized advanced-level course that provides opportunities in the classroom to use techniques of language elicitation, and to gain practice in gathering and describing a language using only data from an informant who is a native speaker of the language. Imagine this situation. You survive a plane crash but you are trapped in an isolated mountain forest. You know neither the language nor the culture. The local people do not know yours. You start to learn language and customs. Your method is hands-on but systematic -- planning and keeping records with paper and pencil. In the social sciences, this activity is termed fieldwork. In each class students encounter and gather data from an informant or consultant who is an expert in the language they work with. Previous language analysis has been done with speakers of Twi, Yoruba, Tagalog, Dutch, Okinawan, Thai, and Russian, as well as with Deaf signers of ASL and JSL. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: FIELDWORK IN LANGUAGE AND EDUCATION 
Partner University Department: Language Education 
Partner University Course Number: LED313E