The primary focus of the course is on practical work together with a speaker of a (almost) non-described language, including structure and analysis of data. In addition, a more theoretical orientation is given on related themes such as ethical considerations, interaction techniques, aspects of documentation and recording and differences between description and documentation, practical considerations of the field work, presentation of data, as well as general/typological aspects of syntax, morphology, phonology and phonetics, in accordance with the needs of the practical work.

Syllabus and application

Schedule and literature list

Please note that the schedule is preliminary until the course starts
Schedule Autumn 2019 | Fältlingvistik Litteraturlista HT19 (122 Kb)


Henrik Liljegren,
Bernhard Wälchli,


Instruction is given in the form of lectures/seminars and consultation sessions with a speaker, with and without teacher presence. Students will work in groups on different areas of the language, but will continuously exchange data and experiences.

Instruction language