Welcome to a new season of Field Notes! This month, Claire Bowern is on the pod for Season Four’s inaugural episode. Claire Bowern is a historical linguist whose research is centered around language change and language documentation in Indigenous Australia. She received her BA in LInguistics and Classics from the Australian National University, and her PhD in linguistics from Harvard University. She works with speakers of endangered languages, with archival sound and print materials, and uses computational and phylogenetic methods. She is currently the editor of the journal Diachronica. She is a professor in Linguistics at Yale University, and is also the author of Linguistic Fieldwork: A Practical Guide (2008).
Things mentioned in this episode:
- Bardi language
- Pama–Nyungan language
- Ngalia language
- Australian Aboriginal English
- Australian Kriol
- River in Kullilli (with Toby Adams)
- Kullilli Ngulkana
- Field Notes Ep 19: Dreamtime Narratives & Language Sustainability with Dorothea Hoffmann
- MalakMalak language
- Cherokee language
- Claire on Twitter: @anggarrgoon
Photo caption: Nancy Isaac (dec. 2004) and Claire Bowern in 2001, working on Bardi oral history at One Arm Point. Note the minidisc recorder on Claire’s left!
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