Field Linguistics: A Beginners Guide

Paperback | March 1, 2007

byTerry Crowley

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Crowley's voice of experience brings us the best practical fieldwork guide to date. Sensible, frank, and comprehensive, this book prepares beginning field workers for the rigours ahead and will save years of costly trial and error. N. J. EnfieldThis book is a comprehensive, practical guide to field linguistics. It deals in particular with the problems arising from the documentation of endangered languages. Deploying a mixture of methodology and practical advice and drawing on his own immense experience, Terry Crowley shows how to record,analyse, and describe a language in the field. He covers the challenges and problems the researcher is likely to encounter, offers guidance on issues ranging from ethics to everyday diplomacy, and provides full discussions of corpus elicitation, how to keep track of data, salvage fieldwork, dealingwith unexpected circumstances, and many other central topics. "We all learn by our mistakes," he writes, "and I have plenty of my own to share with you."

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Crowley's voice of experience brings us the best practical fieldwork guide to date. Sensible, frank, and comprehensive, this book prepares beginning field workers for the rigours ahead and will save years of costly trial and error. N. J. EnfieldThis book is a comprehensive, practical guide to field linguistics. It deals in particular ...

Terry Crowley was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Waikato. He researched Oceanic languages for over a quarter of a century during which time he produced original accounts of seventeen of them including Bislama, Sye, Ura, Yaygir, Bandjalang, Uradhi, Mpakwithi, and Cape York Creole. His OUP books include Serial Verbs in Oc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.63 inPublished:March 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Field Linguistics: Why Bother?2. Ethical Issues3. Getting Started4. Gathering Your Data5. Beyond Elicitation6. Problems and Pitfalls7. Salvage FieldworkReferences