ANTH 120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: John R. Rickford, Linguistic Description, English Plurals

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Anth. 120 Week Ten Lecture Notes
Conducting successful interviews:
If use StoryCorp app download and practice ahead of time
Practice using recording app on phone
Prepare to get photos from your interviewee, need a picture of the two of you
(screenshot of skype) to turn in
Talk to interviewee about mementos
Print a clean copy of your questions in big legible font with a pen on hand
Check your recording equipment
Eliminate bothersome noises like clocks, dishwasher, tv, street noise etc.
Review information, confirm informed consent
Remind the interviewee what the interview is for
Explain how you will handle the recording
Get the interviewee’s consent
Ask permission before turning on the recorder
At the beginning of recording state date, time, place, name of your interviewee,
consent
Don’t worry about taking notes, at most jot down a word or phrase for follow up
questions
Show your interest and maintain eye contact
Give the interviewee time to finish a response before you ask another question
Ask follow up probe questions to elicit more detailed information
Silent probe (allow for a gap to open up before asking another question)
Echo probe (reflect back to the person something about what they just
said)
Uhuh/okay probe (remaining neutral showing interest)
Can you tell me more about that?
Could you give me an example?
Why is that the case?
What makes you think so?
Language, Race, and Ethnicity: Key terms (to be found in Ahern reading)
Aspect
Copula
Creole
Descriptive
Dialect
Habitual ‘be’
Pidgin
Prescriptive
Slang
Tense
Vernacular
Voiced
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