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Title: Essentials of Language Documentation
Edited By: NikolausP.Himmelmann
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110188643-1&fg=SK&l=E
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs
Description:

This volume presents in-depth and up-to-date introductions to all major
aspects of language documentation. This includes a definition of what it
means to 'document a language', overviews on fieldwork ethics and
practicalities and data processing, discussions of how to compile a
language documentation from anthropological and linguistic points of view
as well as long-term perspectives of and for language documentations. The
volume combines theoretical and practical considerations and makes specific
suggestions for the most common problems encountered in language
documentations.


Language documentation: What is it and what is it good for? (Nikolaus P.
Himmelmann)
Ethics and practicalities of cooperative fieldwork and analysis (Arienne M.
Dwyer)
Fieldwork and community language work (Ulrike Mosel)
Data and language documentation (Peter K. Austin)
The ethnography of language and language documentation (Jane H. Hill)
Documenting lexical knowledge (John B. Haviland)
Prosody in language documentation (Nikolaus P. Himmelmann)
Ethnography in language documentation (Bruna Franchetto)
Linguistic annotation (Eva Schultze-Berndt)
The challenges of segmenting spoken language (Nikolaus P. Himmelmann)
Orthography development (Frank Seifart)
Sketch grammar (Ulrike Mosel)
Archiving challenges (Paul Trilsbeek, Peter Wittenburg)
Linguistic documentation and the encoding of textual materials (Jost Gippert)
Thick interfaces: mobilizing language documentation with multimedia (David
Nathan)


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Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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