The trees and the roots: The role of syntacticians in language documentation

Aaron Broadwell

University of Florida

Friday, September 29, 2023
12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.

Lattimore 201

Many linguists who have been trained primarily in syntax eventually find themselves as part of a larger language documentation team, where a much wider range of linguistic (and non-linguistic) skills are needed.  This talk discusses the bigger ecology of language work and suggests the kinds of teamwork that will lead to more robust, long-lasting, and useful scholarship.