Linguistic Fieldwork

August 23rd, 2010

The Stanford Linguistics Department prides itself in supporting linguistics research based on empirical data collection.

Fieldwork studies by Stanford Linguistics faculty and students

Locations of languages studied

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Eric Acton, Ellie Ash, Sam Bowman, Jeremy Calder, Annette D'Onofrio, Penny Eckert, Julia Fine, Roey Gafter, Kate Geenberg, Lelia Glass, Jason Grafmiller, Seung-Kyung Kim, Ed King, Bonnie Krejci, Kyuwon Moon, Rob Podesva, Teresa Pratt, John Rickford, Ivan Sag, Tyler Schnoebelen, Jessica Spencer, Marisa Tice, Janneke Van HofwegenEnglishCaliforniaVoices of California is a Stanford project documenting language and life across California2010-present
James CollinsSamoanSamoa, Sydney and the SF Bay Areacase, clause structure, the semantics of indefinitesLinguistics graduate research funding and Australian Linguistics Society scholarship2010-present
John RickfordAfrican American EnglishEast Palo Alto, CASociolinguistic variation1980's - present
Penelope EckertGasconAriege, FrancePhonological variation and changeNSF1970 - present
Teresa PrattEnglishOhioDialectology and language ideologyLinguistics Department Fieldwork Grant2013-2014
Phil CroneModern Standard Arabic, Lebanese ArabicSF Bay AreaFirst conjunct agreement, clause structureLinguistics graduate research funding2013
Bonnie KrejciMarathiSF Bay AreaCase, anaphora2013
Bonnie KrejciKazakhSF Bay AreaLexical categories, case
Linguistics graduate research funding2013
Kate LindseyChuvashChuvashia, RussiaLanguage shift, prestige, attitudesFulbright U.S. Student Grant2012-2013
Benjamin Lokshin, Sam BowmanKazakhSF Bay AreaIdiosyncratic transparency in Kazakh vowel harmony2012-2013
Hanzhi ZhuKazakhSF Bay AreaCase, agreement and raisingUndergraduate major grant2012-2013
Roey GafterHebrewGreater Tel-Aviv Area, IsraelEthnic identity and sociolinguistic variationGRO and DDRO2012
Kate GeenbergEnglishTrinity County, CAStylistic use of "country" features and "Indian English" features by rural, inland California speakersNSF2012
Janneke Van HofwegenLithuanianSF Bay AreaDefiniteness marking and NP structureLinguistics graduate research funding2012
Robin MelnickTurkishSF Bay AreaSyntactic island constrains2011-2012
Kyuwon MoonSeoul KoreanSeoul, KoreaStylstic variation of young women2011-2012
Dasha PopovaKhanty (Ostyak)Tegi, (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - Yugra), RussiaFocus particles and negationExpeditions with Moscow State Lomonosov University2011-2012
Vera GribanovaUzbek
Moscow, Russia; Tashkent and Bukhara, Uzbekistan, SF Bay AreaPhonetic inventory, clause structure and morphology, ellipsis processes, copular clauses, cleftsHellman Junior Faculty Scholar Fund, Stanford
Annette D'OnofrioEnglishMinnesotaStylistic use of linguistic features from a second, learned language (Korean) in first language (English)2011
Robert MunroMatsesEstiron and Angamos, The AmazonReported discourse and evidentialityStanford Graduate Fellowship2008-2009
Alex JakerWeledeh Dogrib
North-West Territories, Canada
Phonetics, phonology and morphologyGoyatiko Language Center, NSF Arctic Social Sciences Program, Stanford GRO 2005-2009
Scott GrimmDagaareGhana, West AfricaNumber MarkingStanford Center of African Studies and NSF2008
Lauren Hall-LewEnglishSan Francisco, CAEthnicity and dialectology2007-2008
Mathew AdamsYucatec MayaQuintana Roo, MexicoVerbal voice through tone2007
Jason GrafmillerYucatec MayaQuintana Roo, MexicoGrammatical features of Maya2007
Rebecca Dayle GreeneEnglishEastern KentuckySociophonetics and ideologies of Appalachian EnglishStanford Graduate Research Opportunity Grant2007
Lauren Hall-Lew and Nola StephensEnglishRural Texas and OklahomaLanguage attitudes, linguistic identity, and the enregisterment of Country TalkStanford School of Humanities & Sciences 2007
Rebecca StarrMandarin, EnglishWest Coast, North AmericaAcquisition of sociolinguistic knowledge in dual immersion programs2006-2007
Andrew Koontz-GarbodenUlwaKarawala, NicaraguaAdjective and verb semanticsFulbright-Hays Scholarship and Stanford graduate research funding2004-2006
Lauren Hall-LewTwi, FanteSouthern Ghana, AfricaPhonology and dialectologyStanford Graduate Fellowship2005
Rebecca Dayle GreeneJapaneseHirosaki, Osaka and Tokyo, JapanChanging language attitudesStanford Japanese and Linguistics Departmental funding2004
Lauren Hall-LewEnglishArizonaDialectologyThe Flinn Foundation, Stanford Dept of Linguistics2004
Elisabeth NorcliffeTzotzil (Mayan)Chiapas, MexicoAnaphoric relationsNSF and Stanford Linguistics departmental funding2004
Andrew Koontz-GarbodenTonganEast Palo Alto, CAAdjective and verb semantics2003-2004
Tatiana NikitinaWan (Mande, Niger-Congo) Cote-d'Ivoire, West AfricaWan syntax2003
Mary RoseEnglishWisconsinSocial meaning of local sociophonetic variablesGraduate research award2003
Judith TonhauserYucatec MayaQuintana Roo, MexicoInformation-structural properties of the agent focus verb formStanford Center for Latin American Studies
Sarah Bunin BenorOrthodox Jewish English PhiladelphiaLanguage socialization, adult style acquisition Foundation for Jewish Culture 2001-2002
Paul Kiparsky
Greek dialectsKozani, Northern GreeceHistorical and comparative syntax of Greek dialects2001
Martina Faller
Cuzco Quechua
Cusco, Peru
Tinker Field Research Grant; Graduate Research Opportunity Grant, Dissertation Grant, NSF1998-2001
Ida ToivonenInari SaamiLapland, FinlandGeneral language description, numeral system, sound quantity, agreement morphology1997-2001
Paul KiparskyEstonianSoutheastern EstoniaSeto phonologyNational Research Council Twinning Grant1992-1999, 2001
Sarah Bunin BenorLadinoIsraelLexical othering (words used to refer to non-group members)Dorot Fellowship1997-1998
Penelope EckertEnglishSan Jose, CAEthnographic study of variation in preadolescenceSpencer Foundation1994-1996
John Rickford
Barbadian Creole, English
Barbados, West Indies
Grammatical features in creoles, sociolinguistic variation 1990's
John RickfordJamaican Creole
Kingston and St. Mary's, Jamaica, West IndiesGrammatical features in creoles, sociolinguistic variation 1990's
Joan BresnanKichaga (Bantu)Tanzania, East AfricaComparative Bantu morphosyntaxNSF1986-1987
John RickfordHawaiian Creole, English Oahu, Hawaii Grammatical features in creoles, sociolinguistic variation1984
Penelope EckertEnglishDetroit, MIEthnographic study of variation and the adolescent social orderNSF1980-1982
John RickfordGullah, African American English Sea Islands, off the coast of S. Carolina & Georgia
Grammatical features in creoles, sociolinguistic variation 1980's
John RickfordGuyanese CreoleCane Walk, Guyana, West IndiesGrammatical features in creoles, sociolinguistic variation1976-1978, 1980's
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