Linguistic Fieldwork: A Student Guide by Jeanette SakelLinguistic Fieldwork: A Student Guide by Jeanette Sakel

Linguistic Fieldwork: A Student Guide

byJeanette Sakel, Daniel L. Everett

Hardcover | March 19, 2012

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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.
Title:Linguistic Fieldwork: A Student GuideFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:9.72 × 6.85 × 0.59 inPublished:March 19, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521837278

ISBN - 13:9780521837279

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: what is linguistic fieldwork?; 2. Fieldwork projects: two examples; 3. The languages; 4. The people; 5. Fieldwork preparation; 6. Fieldwork methods; 7. The outcomes.

Editorial Reviews

'Because of the contemporary emphasis on the description and documentation of endangered languages, the publication of this extremely useful guide to field research by Sakel and Everett, both experienced fieldworkers, is very timely.' Robert D. Van Valin, Jr, Henrich Heine University and the State University of New York, Buffalo