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May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

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The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

Edited By Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

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Title: Documenting Endangered Languages
Subtitle: Achievements and Perspectives
Edited By: Geoffrey Haig
Nicole Nau
Stefan Schnell
Claudia Wegener
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 240

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.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Language Typology
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110260021
Pages: 344
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110260014
Pages: 344
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95