Fieldwork Forum (FForum)

When? Wednesdays 3:10PM-4:30PM

Where? Fall 2020 via Zoom

What? We are a working group dedicated to the critical examination of methodologies in language documentation, description, and revitalization, as well as to the linguistic and ethnohistorical analysis that falls out from that work. Our aim is to learn from and ultimately improve upon methods for carrying out more rigorous, insightful and ethical linguistic and cultural documentation, revitalization, and revival, as well as to help researchers implement those methods.

How? Fieldwork Forum is made possible through a Working Group Grant provided by the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley.

Who? FForum is organized by Wesley dos Santos, Emily Drummond, and Zach Wellstood. We welcome all those interested in linguistic fieldwork, with all levels of experience, including those in other departments. To join our mailing list, write to wellstood at berkeley dot edu.

See a list of our past talks here.

Upcoming Schedule (Tentative)


2020.09.02 Welcome back!

Join us via Zoom for the first FForum meeting of the semester, where we will catch up on summer developments. All are welcome!


2020.09.09 Christine Beier and Lev Michael (UC Berkeley)

Abstract TBD


2020.09.16 Peter Jenks (UC Berkeley)

Abstract TBD


2020.09.23 Katie Russell (UC Berkeley)

Abstract TBD


2020.09.30 TBD


2020.10.07 TBD


2020.10.14 Alex Elias (UC Berkeley)

Abstract TBD


2020.10.21 Amy Rose Deal (UC Berkeley)

Abstract TBD


2020.10.28 Amalia Skilton (UT Austin)

Abstract TBD


2020.11.04 Ignacio Montoya (U. Nevada, Reno)

Abstract TBD


2020.11.11 Katie Sardinha (Independent Scholar)

Abstract TBD


2020.11.18 Lisa Matthewson (UBC)

Abstract TBD


2020.11.25 No FForum


2020.12.02 Maura O'Leary (UCLA)

Abstract TBD