Date: 30-May-2010 From: Kaori Ueki <ldchawaii.edu> Subject: Fieldwork and Linguistic Analysis in Indigenous Languages of the Americas: Berez, Mulder, Rosenblum (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Fieldwork and Linguistic Analysis in Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Series Title: Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication
Publisher: University of Hawai‘i Press
Editor: Andrea L Berez
Editor: Jean Mulder
Editor: Daisy Rosenblum
Electronic: ISBN: 9780824835309 Pages: 275 Price: ----
This volume is a collection of articles on the role that field-based research plays in the linguistic analysis of indigenous American languages. The articles encompass both theoretical and functional considerations, highlighting how the collection of data within the speaker community informs theory, and vice-versa. The authors address theoretical issues in a wide range of sub-disciplines: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics, pragmatics, and discourse. At the same time, the analyses are framed in terms of how they arose from the challenges and felicities of fieldwork in North, Central, and South American language communities.
This volume is of interest to theoretical and field linguists alike, in addition to those in Native American linguistics and language documentation.