LINGUIST List 32.534

Thu Feb 11 2021

Books: Why Language Documentation Matters: Chelliah

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 08-Feb-2021
From: Laura de Kreij <>
Subject: Why Language Documentation Matters: Chelliah
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Title: Why Language Documentation Matters
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Linguistics
Published: 2021
Publisher: Springer

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Author: Shobhana Chelliah
Electronic: ISBN: 9783030661908 Pages: Price: ---- 42.79
Paperback: ISBN: 9783030661892 Pages: Price: ---- 54.49

This book offers the latest insights on language documentation, a reborn, refashioned, and reenergized subfield of linguistics motivated by the urgent task of creating a record of the world’s fast disappearing languages. Language documentation provides data to challenge and improve existing linguistic theory. In addition, because it requires input from various fields to be comprehensive, language documentation serves to build bridges between linguistics and other disciplines. Language documentation also provides resources for communities interested in language and culture preservation, language maintenance, and language revitalization. This book informs, evokes interest, and encourages involvement at all levels.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Written In: English (eng)

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