Jeff Good

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Jeff Good is a linguist with a research interest in the multilingual practices of small-scale societies and how individuals in such societies make use of the languages that they know in their daily life. A key question emanating from this work is how language choice influences the way a message is received and whether its source is viewed as trustworthy.

Related Publications:

Public health information for minority linguistic communities. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 100:78–80. (with Pierpaolo Di Carlo, Bradley McDonnell, Lisa Vahapoğlu, Mandana Seyfeddinipur, and Katarzyna Kordas). 2022.

Ethics in language documentation and revitalization. In Kenneth Rehg and Lyle Campbell (eds.), Oxford handbook of endangered languages. Oxford: OUP. 419–440. 2018.

What are we trying to preserve? Diversity, change, and ideology at the edge of the Cameroonian Grassfields. In Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank (eds.), Endangered languages: Beliefs and ideologies in language documentation and revitalization. Oxford: OUP. 229–262. (with Pierpaolo Di Carlo). 2014.

‘Community’ collaboration in Africa: Experiences from Northwest Cameroon. In Peter K. Austin and Stuart McGill (eds.), Language Documentation and Description, Volume 11. London: SOAS. 28–58. 2012.