Lecture 1 Linguistic
The research process in linguistic Anthropology
-They try to describe of other ways of speaking, using other language, and then into
a theoretic generalization
-How does language reflect or influence some aspect of social life?
i.e. How people in Bangladesh complain? Differences between gender, age,
and reason? .
-How do professionals use language to show themselves as authoritative
figures such as doctors to their patients?
-Participant observation (integrating yourself into the culture you are
-Interviews (open ended interviews typically and usually recorded because
we want to know the actual way they answer questions, not just a paraphrase)
-Surveys (asking people the same list of question between interviewee.
Usually for statistical results. Surveys alone are never used for collecting data alone;
it is usually used in combination of other collective data methods)
-Naturally occurring talk (people just talking normally, this is actually the
best type of evidence. People are just talking without being observed by a
researcher. Usually audio recorded or video recorded)
-Experiments (most of the time this is not us