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Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork

  • Shobhana L. Chelliah
  • Willem J. de Reuse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Shobhana L. Chelliah, Willem J. de Reuse
    Pages 1-5
  3. Shobhana L. Chelliah, Willem J. de Reuse
    Pages 7-31
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    Pages 33-77
  5. Shobhana L. Chelliah, Willem J. de Reuse
    Pages 79-92
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    Pages 93-137
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    Pages 139-159
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    Pages 161-195
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  14. Shobhana L. Chelliah, Willem J. de Reuse
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 449-492

About this book

Introduction

This handbook provides the most comprehensive reference on linguistic fieldwork on the market bringing together all the reader needs to carry out successful linguistic fieldwork. The book is based on the experiences of two veteran linguistic fieldworkers and advice from more than twenty active fieldwork researchers. They provide an encyclopedic review of current publications on linguistic fieldwork and offer a unique survey of past and present approaches and solutions to problems in the field. They also examine the historical, political, and social variables correlating with fieldwork in different areas of the world. The book includes information omitted in most other texts on the subject, such as the collection, representation, management, and methods of extracting grammatical information from discourse and conversational data. Extensive practical fieldwork tips are provided, as well as a handy sketch of major typological features for use in linguistic analysis.

Keywords

anthropology archiving bibliography chelliah colonialism community consultant corpus culture data collection data gathering data management descriptive dictionary discourse documentation elicitation endangered language ethnography field methods fieldwork ethics fieldwork session grammar history immersion fieldwork interview fieldwork intonation language analysis language data language documentation language preservation lexical lexicography linguistic fieldwork missionary morphology native speaker participant-observer philology phonemic analysis phonetic phonology pragmatics questionnaire recording reuse semantics semi-speakers shobhana tone typology urban fieldwork willem word list

Authors and affiliations

  • Shobhana L. Chelliah
    • 1
  • Willem J. de Reuse
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. English, Linguistics DivisionUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. English, Linguistics DivisionUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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