The Linguistics Department of Swarthmore College and Haverford College
will host a 5-week Linguistics Field School, consisting of three weeks at
Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges, and two weeks of community-based work
in Mexico (with Prof. Brook Danielle Lillehaugen) or Micronesia (with
Prof. K. David Harrison).
Host Institutions: Swarthmore College, Haverford College, Island Research
and Education Initiative, Biblioteca de Investigación Juan de Córdova.
Locations: Swarthmore, PA; Haverford, PA; Pohnpei, Federated States of
Micronesia; Oaxaca, Mexico
Description: The program will recruit a cohort of 12 undergraduates who
have shown a strong interest in and commitment to Linguistics and/or
related fields. Students will receive two weeks of intensive training in
Linguistic field methods, digital recording, data analysis, field ethics,
and allied disciplines such as ethnography and ethnobotany. Students will
then join local community language revitalization projects in Mexico and
Micronesia for two weeks (6 students at each site), where they will work
closely with language activists and scholars on a variety of projects. The
fifth and final week will take place at Swarthmore/Haverford colleges
where students will receive follow-up training and process their field
Qualifications: Applicants should be currently enrolled undergraduates
who have completed at least one year of college level studies. They should
have shown a strong interest in Linguistics and/or related fields (it is
not necessary to have completed Linguistics courses).
This project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Research
Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which limits applicants to
US citizens or permanent residents. We especially welcome applications
from students of community colleges, tribal-affiliated colleges in the US,
and institutions where no Linguistics major is available. Students who
will complete their B.A. in 2015 are not eligible.
Funding: All travel and living expenses will be covered, and students will
also receive a generous weekly stipend.
Application Instructions: The online application form must be filled out
completely and is accessible at:
One letter of recommendation must be emailed directly from your
recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send any queries to email@example.com
Decisions will be announced mid-March