Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Stephen C. Levinson

Towards a Socio-Cultural Profile of the Communities We Work With

Field data are drawn from a particular speech community at a certain place and time. The intent of this survey is to enrich understanding of the various socio-cultural contexts in which linguistic and “cognitive” data may have been collected, so that we can explore the role which societal, cultural and contextual factors may play in this material. The questionnaire gives guidelines concerning types of ethnographic information that are important to cross-cultural and cross-linguistic enquiry, and will be especially useful to researchers who do not have specialised training in anthropology.


Field Manual entry
Towards A Socio-cultural Profile Of The Communities We Work With (1.42 MB)

How to cite this resource?

Wilkins, David. 1995. Towards a socio-cultural profile of the communities we work with. In David Wilkins (ed.), Extension of space and beyond: manual for field elicitation for the 1995 field season, 70-79. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

Volume 1995 , filed under Space project.