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Linguistic Fieldwork


Admission requirements

Field Methods and Linguistic Analysis; Articulatory Phonetics.


This is an individual course. It offers an opportunity to linguistics students to carry out their own linguistic fieldwork in a language of their choice. If you are interested in doing this course, first follow the electives mentioned above (Admission requirements). Then find a supervisor who is familiar with the language, the language family and/or the area where you would like to work, and discuss your plans with him/her. The amount of time spent on preparations, fieldwork, and writing the report should be minimally the equivalent of 5 ects.

Course objectives

Preparations: Study existing descriptions of the language of choice or related languages, organise funding, travel, accomodation. Fieldwork: build a network of consultants and collect primary language data through work with native speakers in a natural setting. Organise linguistic data in a structured database. Write a report.

Assessment method

Written report



Reading list

In consultation with supervisor


Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply

Contact information

Programme coördinator and student advisor