Journal of Academic Ethics

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 123-155

First online:

Ethical Issues In Linguistic Fieldwork: An Overview

  • Keren RiceAffiliated withDepartment of Linguistics, University of Toronto Email author 

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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