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Title: Linguistic Fieldwork
Edited By: Paul Newman
Martha Ratliff
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521660491
Description:

This collection of original essays on the practice of linguistic fieldwork and language documentation by twelve leading field linguists considers the study of languages in a natural setting. Drawing on extensive research experience, the authors review those techniques that work best in practice, and discuss a variety of relevant topics, including the attitude of the linguist, the structure and content of the work session, the varied roles of native speakers, and the practical and personal challenges of doing research in an unfamiliar environment. "This book is not only enjoyable to read, but it contains many useful insights into linguistic fieldwork, from a variety of perspectives." Canadian Journal of Linguistics

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN: 0521660491
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Pages: 300
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Pages: 360
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