Welcome to Season Two! This is the first episode of Season Two on Field Notes. Although we are living in strange times and fieldwork is not currently possible due to the COVID-19, Field Notes will continue publishing weekly episodes this season to share information and experiences from the field which will hopefully benefit our listeners in the future (when fieldwork is possible again). Until then, hang in there, we are all in this together.
This episode’s guest is Jeff Good. Jeff is a professor and chair of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Buffalo in New York. Jeff is a typologist and his research focuses on lesser-documented Batoid languages in the lower Fungom region of Northwest Cameroon. In this episode, Jeff shares how he started working in the lower Fungom region and how he now works with scholars in Cameroon to facilitate language documentation and research from his base in Buffalo.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- Jeff’s website
- Bantoid languages on Wikipedia
- Leggbó language (paper by Jeff Good)
- Zoom Q8 video camera
- Rode NTG2 microphone
- Marantz audio recorder
- Zoom H4n audio recorder
- Topics in Language Documentation Seminar reading list
- Saramaccan (Atlantic creole) on Wikipedia
- Episode 4 with Hugo Cardoso (focusing on creoles)