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Wed May 5 1999

Books: Linguistic Field Methods

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Message 1: Linguistic Field Methods - Correction

Date: Mon, 03 May 1999 13:00:15 +0200
Subject: Linguistic Field Methods - Correction

Bert Vaux & Justin Cooper, Harvard University 

The present volume addresses the need for an up-to-date, accessible, and
comprehensive introduction to the elicitation of linguistic data from
native speaker informants. The material, following an introductory
chapter surveying the general enterprise of field research, is organized
into eight major areas of current linguistic and anthropological
interest: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics,
Sociolinguistics / Dialectology, Lexicography, and Folklore. The
chapters are designed to be covered at a rate of one per week, based on
a sixteen-week semester. Each chapter presents basic structures to be
elicited, and provides cautionary tales drawn from the experiences of
seasoned field workers who have attempted to elicit these structures. 
These, in turn, are followed by suggested readings and illustrative
exercises for each chapter. Emphasis is placed not on developing a
theory of field work, but rather on providing enlightening suggestions
and entertaining anecdotes designed to guide students down their own
personal path to linguistic discovery.

Contents: Introduction, Transcription, Basic Lexicography, Semantics,
Articulatory Phonetics, Acoustic Phonetics, Segmental Phonology,
Prosodic Phonology, Nominal Phonology, Verbal Phonology, Syntax I:
Collection Techniques and Session Planning, Syntax II: Advanced Work in
Syntax , Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics and Dialectology, Historical
Linguistics, Text Collection, Appendix, References.

ISBN 3 89586 198 7. 
LINCOM Coursebooks in Linguistics 01. 
202 pp. 24 x 17.8 cm. 
USD 48 / DM 72 / \163 28. Course discount: 30% (5 copies or more).
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