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Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork

Understanding Language

By Felicity Meakins, Jennifer Green, Myfany Turpin

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Format: Hardback, 336 pages
Other Information: 23 Line drawings, black and white; 22 Halftones, black and white; 16 Tables, black and white; 45 Illustrations, black and white
Published In: United Kingdom, 08 December 2017
Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork offers a diverse and practical introduction to research methods used in field linguistics. Designed to teach students how to collect quality linguistic data in an ethical and responsible manner, the key features include: A focus on fieldwork in countries and continents which have undergone colonial expansion, including Australia, the United States of America, Canada, South America and Africa; A description of specialist methods used to conduct research on phonological, grammatical and lexical description, but also including methods for research on gesture & sign, language acquisition, language contact and the verbal arts; Examples of resources that have resulted from collaborations with language communities which both advance linguistic understanding and support language revitalisation work; Annotated guidance on sources for further reading. This book is essential reading for students studying modules relating to linguistic fieldwork or those looking to embark upon field research.

Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1. Introduction 2. Planning for fieldwork 3. Equipment and recording 4. Data management, annotation and archiving 5. Phonetics and Phonology 6. Morpho-syntax 7. Semantic fieldwork and lexicography 8. Sign and gesture 9. Child language acquisition 10. Contact Languages 11. Verbal art 12. A final word Appendices Map of major languages referred to in this book Answers to Exercises Glossary and Abbreviations

About the Author

Felicity Meakins is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland. She specialises â ¨in the documentation of Australian languages in the Victoria â ¨River District in northern Australia and the effect of English on Indigenous languages. Myfany Turpin is a Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. Her research is in descriptive linguistics, poetry, song, ethnobiology and language revitalization. Jennifer Green is a Postdoctural Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her main research interests are descriptive linguistics, lexicography, multimodality in narrative practices and sign language.

EAN: 9780415786126
ISBN: 0415786126
Publisher: Routledge
Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.9 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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