Talk’s title: Sociolinguistic fieldwork research experience sharing
Will you collect data in other countries for your research analysis? What kinds of cultural and linguistic challenges might you encounter and tackle in your interview design? Given global COVID-19 pandemic, it might be wise to conduct an online questionnaire but how would that be done to ensure valid data collection, and what would be limited in a virtual interview in place of a physical one? If you’re interested in questions like these, come talk with James Yang, the 2021-2022 Fulbright scholar affiliated with the Department of Linguistics at the U of I. James is Sociolinguistics Professor at National Yunlin University Science and Technology in Taiwan. He has been to many English-speaking countries for his research on the worldwide spread of English variation used in intercultural communication, including Australia, England, Jamaica, New Zealand, Scotland, and Singapore. He would like to share his research experiences and look forward to meeting you with your research interests and inquiries.