Journal of Academic Ethics

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 123–155

Ethical Issues In Linguistic Fieldwork: An Overview


    • Department of LinguisticsUniversity of Toronto

DOI: 10.1007/s10805-006-9016-2

Cite this article as:
Rice, K. J Acad Ethics (2006) 4: 123. doi:10.1007/s10805-006-9016-2


Ethical issues in linguistic fieldwork have received surprisingly little direct attention in recent years. This article reviews ethical models for fieldwork and outlines the responsibilities of linguists involved in fieldwork on endangered languages to individuals, communities, and knowledge systems, focusing on fieldwork in a North American context.

Key words

endangered languages ethics and field linguistics

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006