Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork - Understanding Language (Hardback)
  • Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork - Understanding Language (Hardback)

Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork - Understanding Language (Hardback)

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Hardback 332 Pages / Published: 29/03/2018
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Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork offers a diverse and practical introduction to research methods used in field linguistics. Designed to teach students how to collect quality linguistic data in an ethical and responsible manner, the key features include:

A focus on fieldwork in countries and continents that have undergone colonial expansion, including Australia, the United States of America, Canada, South America and Africa;

A description of specialist methods used to conduct research on phonological, grammatical and lexical description, but also including methods for research on gesture and sign, language acquisition, language contact and the verbal arts;

Examples of resources that have resulted from collaborations with language communities and which both advance linguistic understanding and support language revitalisation work;

Annotated guidance on sources for further reading.

This book is essential reading for students studying modules relating to linguistic fieldwork or those looking to embark upon field research.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415786126
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 803 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

"This book aims to be a one-stop introduction to fieldwork as it is currently conceived, covering not only the expected topics, but also a variety of areas that are not standardly found in the fieldwork literature, including sign language, child language acquisition, contact languages, and verbal arts, all areas that figure prominently in language documentation today. It will be an invaluable resource for the novice fieldworker, with much of value for the experienced one as well."

Keren Rice, University of Toronto, Canada

"The authors take exquisite account of the community contexts in which linguistic documentation and discovery unfold, which they work into a humanistically and scientifically rich, holistic introduction to the subject."

Anthony C. Woodbury, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

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