Journal of Academic Ethics

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 123–155

Ethical Issues In Linguistic Fieldwork: An Overview


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 languagesethics and field linguistics

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada