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LINGUIST List 22.4875

Tue Dec 06 2011

Books: Language Documentation: Haig, Nau, Schnell, Wegener (Eds)

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        1.     Julia Ulrich , Documenting Endangered Languages: Haig, Nau, Schnell, Wegener (Eds)


Message 1: Documenting Endangered Languages: Haig, Nau, Schnell, Wegener (Eds)
Date: 06-Dec-2011
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Documenting Endangered Languages: Haig, Nau, Schnell, Wegener (Eds)
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Title: Documenting Endangered Languages
Subtitle: Achievements and Perspectives
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 240
Published: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/177452

Editor: Geoffrey L. J. Haig
Editor: Nicole Nau
Editor: Stefan Schnell
Editor: Claudia Wegener
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110260021 Pages: 344 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110260014 Pages: 344 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

The rapid decline in the world's linguistic diversity has prompted the
emergence of documentary linguistics. While documentary linguistics aims
primarily at creating a durable, accessible and comprehensive record of
languages, it has also been a driving force in developing language annotation
and analysis software, archiving architecture, improved fieldwork
methodologies, and new standards in data accountability and accessibility.

More recently, researchers have begun to recognize the immense potential
available in the archived data as a source for linguistic analysis, so that the
field has become of increasing importance for typologists, but also for
neighbouring disciplines. The present volume contains contributions by
practitioners of language documentation, most of whom have been involved
in the Volkswagen Foundation's DoBeS programme (Dokumentation
Bedrohter Sprachen).

The topics covered in the volume reflect a field that has matured over the last
decade and includes both retrospective accounts as well as those that
address new challenges: linguistic annotation practice, fieldwork and
interaction with speech communities, developments and challenges in
archiving digital data, multimedia lexicon applications, corpora from
endangered languages as a source for primary-data typology, as well as
specific areas of linguistic analysis that are raised in documentary linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Language Typology
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

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