Informant (linguistics)

An informant or consultant in linguistics is a native speaker who acts as a linguistic reference for a language being studied. The informant's role is that of a senior interpreter, who demonstrates native pronunciation, provides grammaticality judgments regarding linguistic well-formedness, and may also explain cultural references and other important contextual information to researchers from other cultures studying the language.[1][2]


  1. ^ Newman, Paul; Ratliff, Martha (2001). Linguistic fieldwork. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-66937-5.
  2. ^ "Linguistic Informant". University of California, Irvine. Retrieved 2009-12-21.

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