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Linguistic Fieldwork

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ISBN-10: 0521669375

ISBN-13: 9780521669375

Edition: 2001

Authors: Paul Newman, Martha Ratliff

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This book is a collection of original essays on the practice of linguistic fieldwork and language documentation. Twelve of the leading field linguists in the world have written personal essays about the study of languages in a natural setting. Drawing on extensive research experience, they pass on the lessons they have learnt, review the techniques that they found worked best in practice, and discuss a variety of relevant topics, including the attitude of the linguist, the structure and content of the work session, the varied roles of native speakers, and the practical and personal challenges of doing research in an unfamiliar environment. Covering a wide range of field areas, and written…    
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Book details

List price: $52.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction Paul Newman and Martha Ratliff
Fieldwork as a state of mind Larry
Who shapes the record: the speaker and the linguist
Places and people: field sites and informants
Ulwa (Southern Sumu): the beginnings of a language research project
Escaping Eurocentrism: fieldwork as a process of unlearning
Surprises in Sutherland: linguistic variability amidst social uniformity
The role of text collection and elicitation in linguistic fieldwork
Monolingual field research
The give and take of fieldwork: noun classes and other concerns in Fatick, Senegal Fiona McLaughlin and Thierno
Phonetic Fieldwork
Learning as one goes
The last speaker is dead - long live the last speaker!