Ladefoged (1992) Questions

  1. In what ways can you see the objectives of linguists involved in language documentation conflicting with the priorities of the speakers?
  2. What do you think might cause a speech community to harbor a distrust of linguists? How can these tensions be alleviated?
  3. What resources and actions are required on the part of the community in order to engage in a long-term language revitalization/maintenance plan? On the part of the linguist(s)?