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LINGUIST List 19.2377

Wed Jul 30 2008

Books: Language Documentation: McClelland

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Message 1: Texts For Linguistic Analysis: McClelland
Date: 29-Jul-2008
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Texts For Linguistic Analysis: McClelland
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Title: Texts For Linguistic Analysis
Subtitle: Glossed Narratives in Tarifit Berber
Series Title: Languages of the World/Text Collections 28
Published: 2008
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Author: Clive W. McClelland
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895861253 Pages: 186 Price: Europe EURO 74.60 Comment: plus CD-ROM
Abstract:

The value of "raw data" is an essential one: to provide students and
professors linguistic data that can be examined and analyzed in context,
whether the study is phonological or grammatical. This value is profound in
the context of current linguistics where "contrived" data devoid of context
is de rigueur. As much as is possible, analyses ought to be "data-led"
where conclusions are suggested after careful and methodical investigation.
Then one may properly posit well-grounded linguistic theory.

Toward furthering these aims, stories from Tarifit Berber native speakers
were collected over a ten year period. They represent a couple of dialects
within the Tarifit-speaking region in northeastern Morocco. They are
transcribed phonetically, with morpheme-by-morpheme glosses, syllable
divisions, and a free translation. Along with the printed versions, the
sound files of each of these stories are provided on an enclosed compact
disk. It is hoped that this compilation will provide a "target-rich"
environment for practical linguistic research for students as well as
teachers, and that this manner of glossing will help set a better standard
for presenting linguistic data. (plus CD-ROM)

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Tarifit (rif)

Written In: English (eng )

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