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Language Documentation and Description Volume 7

Special issue: Lectures in Language Documentation and Description

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Volume 7 was released on 26 March 2010, and is a special issue containing lectures on topics in language documentation and description from the 3L Summer School held at SOAS in 2009. Lectures have been revised and expanded for publication, with added examples, diagrams, tutorial questions and exercises, and suggestions for further reading.

Additional papers, by Peter Austin (practical advice on applying for research grants) and by David Nathan (on the role of audio in linguistics and documentation, based on a paper published in the journal of the International Association of Sound Archives), will make the volume particularly useful to language documenters.

The lectures and papers represent state-of-the-art discussions of the theory and practice of language documentation and description by leading exponents, and the volume will be of interest to anyone teaching or learning about documenting and describing languages.

For cost and ordering information, see the ordering section.

Contents

  • Editor's Introduction Peter K. Austin
  • Current Issues in Language Documentation Peter K. Austin
  • Communities and Ethics in Language Documentation Peter K. Austin
  • Research Methods in Language Documentation Friederike Lüpke
  • Documenting Sign Languages Adam Schembri
  • Language Documentation and Language Policy Julia Sallabank
  • Language Documentation and Archiving David Nathan
  • Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory Peter Sells
  • Language Documentation and Typology Oliver Bond
  • Sound and unsound practices in documentary linguistics: towards an epistemology for audio David Nathan
  • Applying for a Language Documentation Research Grant Peter K. Austin

Ordering

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