The fieldwork group will meet April 11 at the regular time of 1pm, in SS 560A. The discussion topic will be: preparing for elicitation. What kinds of plans do you have ready before working with a speaker? How do you gauge how much time your plans will take? How easy/difficult is it to think up additional questions on the spot? Obviously this varies a lot with both the kind of material you're eliciting (phonetic, syntactic, semantic, narrative) and the kind of situation you are in (a long meeting in the field vs. a regular weekly session), so a variety of perspectives will be useful.
(Post courtesy of Clarissa Forbes)