Fieldwork methods: cross-cultural differences among indigenous communities in Peru

Date & time

11am–12.30pm 28 April 2017


Engma Room (5019), HC Coombs Building, ANU


Elisabeth Mayer (ANU)
Liliana Sanchez (Rutgers University)

Presented as part of the CoEDL-ANU Linguistics Seminar Series

Conducting research across indigenous communities with cross cultural differences presents various challenges at a personal and methodological level. In this talk we will share our previous experiences working with Quechua, and Ashaninka communities in Peru. This is part of a larger project that focuses on the continuum between monolingualism and bilingualism in indigenous languages and Spanish. We will present in an interactive manner the different methodologies we have used to collect bilingual Spanish and monolingual indigenous data with the purpose of learning from other researchers and community members doing fieldwork or action research in similar continua of contexts.


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