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It's Been Said Before

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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Linguistic Fieldwork
Subtitle: A Student Guide
Written By: Jeannette Sakel
Daniel L. Everett
Series Title: Cambridge Textbook in Linguistics

A handy beginner's guide, this textbook introduces the various stages of linguistic fieldwork, from the preparation of the work to the presentation of the results. Drawing on over forty years of fieldwork experience between them, in over two dozen languages, the authors pack the book with examples and anecdotes from their experiences and include practical exercises for students to test what they have learned. Independent of any particular perspective, the methods can be applied to a wide range of fieldwork settings, for projects with very different theoretical backgrounds and without the need to travel too far. The book covers 'traditional fieldwork' such as language description and documentation, as well as less typical methods, including language contact and quantitative studies with experiments or questionnaires. Table of Contents 1. Introduction: what is linguistic fieldwork? 2. Fieldwork projects: two examples 3. The languages 4. The people 5. Fieldwork preparation 6. Fieldwork methods 7. The outcomes

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521545983
Pages: 192
Prices: U.S. $ 39.99

Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780521837279
Pages: 192
Prices: U.S. $ 90.00