Ep 14: Fieldwork in the Time of COVID-19 with Guillem Belmar

Today’s episode is Guillem Belmar, a Linguistics PhD student at UC Santa Barbara. In this episode, we discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on fieldwork. This discussion was inspired by UCSB grad students who have started a group to share and debate online fieldwork, and this post on social media from Guillem, which urged fieldworkers to pause field trip plans in light of the pandemic.

Guillem has many years of experience in language revitalization strategies as well as documentation of endangered or minoritized languages. He has worked on language promotion for many European languages and runs the #Europeminoritylanguages project on social media. He is currently involved with the project Maintaining Indigenous Languages within Immigrant Oaxacan Communities in the United States (MICOP/UCSB).

Guillem presenting at a conference in Malta, on Language Revitalization and Digital presence

Things mentioned in this episode:

Other things:

Guillem talking about the importance of using and documenting minority languages, on Frisian TV in Frisian (where Guillem lived, worked and did research 2017-2019)

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