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Title: Language Survey Reference Guide
Written By: Joseph E. Grimes

This reference guide is not a textbook on language surveys, but rather a
no-frills compendium of techniques that have a good track record as tested
in the field -- a reminder, if you like. It assumes that the reader
already knows a fair amount of linguistics, including how to do field work,
and has studied language survey techniques. It also assumes that he or she
is not averse to expressing things with numbers and diagrams when that
gives a clearer picture of a situation than words alone might.

Each section of the guide deals with one kind of survey activity -- the
reason for it, the situations where it is worth using, the kind of team it
takes to do it, preparation, text construction, appropriate sampling, test
administration techniques, scoring, interpretation, and ways to visualize
the results. The most useful readings are listed at the end of each
section -- again, not a full bibliography, but a working list.

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0883126095
ISBN-13: 9780883126097
Pages: 87
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