The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork

Paperback | October 18, 2014

EditorNicholas Thieberger

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This book offers a state-of-the-art guide to linguistic fieldwork, reflecting its collaborative nature across the subfields of linguistics and disciplines such as astronomy, anthropology, biology, musicology, and ethnography. Experienced scholars and fieldworkers explain the methods andapproaches needed to understand a language in its full cultural context and to document it accessibly and enduringly. They consider the application of new technological approaches to recording and documentation, but never lose sight of the crucial relationship between subject and researcher. The book is timely: an increased awareness of dying languages and vanishing dialects has stimulated the impetus for recording them as well as the funds required to do so. The handbook is an indispensible source, guide, and reference for everyone involved in linguistic and cultural work.

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This book offers a state-of-the-art guide to linguistic fieldwork, reflecting its collaborative nature across the subfields of linguistics and disciplines such as astronomy, anthropology, biology, musicology, and ethnography. Experienced scholars and fieldworkers explain the methods andapproaches needed to understand a language in its ...

Nicholas Thieberger is a linguist whose grammar of South Efate broke new ground to include citable data linked to an archival version of the primary recordings. He is interested in developments in e-humanities methods and their potential to improve research practice, and is currently developing methods for creating reusable data sets ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pagesPublished:October 18, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199689814

ISBN - 13:9780199689811

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Table of Contents

Nicholas Thieberger: IntroductionPart I: Data Collection and Management1. Anna Margetts and Andrew Margetts: Audio and Video Recording Techniques for Linguistic Research2. Asifa Majid: A Guide to Stimulus-based Elicitation for Semantic Cetegories3. Ulrike Mosel: Morphosyntactic Analysis in the Field, a Guide to the Guides4. Nicholas Thieberger and Andrea L. Berez: Linguistic Data ManagementPart II: Recording Performance5. Miriam Meyerhoff, Chie Adachi, Golnaz Nanbakhsh, and Anna Strycharz: Sociolinguistic Fieldwork6. Mandana Seyfeddinipur: Reasons for Documenting Gestures and Suggestions for How to Go About It7. Linda Barwick: Including Music and the Temporal Arts in Language DocumentationPart III: Collaborating With Other Disciplines8. Nicholas Evans: Anything Can Happen: the Verb Lexicon and Interdisciplinary Fieldwork9. Laurent Dousset: Understanding Human Relations (kinship systems)10. Nancy J. Pollock: The Language of Food11. Barry Conn: Botanical Collecting12. Will McClatchey: Ethnobiology - Basic Methods for Documenting Biological Knowledge Represented in Languages13. Pierre Lemonnier: Technology14. Marc Chemillier: Fieldwork in Ethnomathematics15. Jarita Holbrook: Cultural Astronomy for Linguists16. Andrew Turk, David Mark, Carolyn O'Meara, and David Stea: Geography - Documenting Terms for Landscape Features17. David Nash and Jane Simpson: Toponymy: Recording and Analysing Placenames in a Language AreaPart IV: Collaborating With the Community18. Keren Rice: Ethical Issues in Linguistic Fieldwork19. Paul Newman: Copyright and Other Legal Concerns20. Monica Macaulay: Training Linguistics Students for the Realities of FieldworkReferencesIndex of namesIndex of Topics

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Review from previous edition: "a welcome addition to laying the groundwork for stronger documentation practices." --Marcus Smith, Studies in Language