Linguistic Fieldwork A Student Guide

ISBN-10: 0521545986
ISBN-13: 9780521545983
Edition: 2011
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Description: A handy beginner's guide, this textbook introduces the various stages of linguistic fieldwork, from the preparation of the work to the presentation of the results. Drawing on over forty years of fieldwork experience between them, in over two dozen  More...

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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

A handy beginner's guide, this textbook introduces the various stages of linguistic fieldwork, from the preparation of the work to the presentation of the results. Drawing on over forty years of fieldwork experience between them, in over two dozen languages, the authors pack the book with examples and anecdotes from their experiences and include practical exercises for students to test what they have learned. Independent of any particular perspective, the methods can be applied to a wide range of fieldwork settings, for projects with very different theoretical backgrounds and without the need to travel too far. The book covers 'traditional fieldwork' such as language description and documentation, as well as less typical methods, including language contact and quantitative studies with experiments or questionnaires.

Jeanette Sakel is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Daniel L. Everett is Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Introduction: what is linguistic fieldwork?
Fieldwork projects: two examples
The languages
The people
Fieldwork preparation
Fieldwork methods
The outcomes

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