Essentials of Language Documentation

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Jost Gippert, Nikolaus Himmelmann, Ulrike Mosel
Mouton de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 424 pages
Language documentation is a rapidly emerging new field in linguistics which is concerned with the methods, tools and theoretical underpinnings for compiling a representative and lasting multipurpose record of a natural language. This volume presents in-depth introductions to major aspects of language documentation, including overviews on fieldwork ethics and data processing, guidelines for the basic annotation of digitally-stored multimedia corpora and a discussion on how to build and maintain a language archive. It combines theoretical and practical considerations and makes specific suggestions for the most common problems encountered in language documentation. Key features textbook introduction to Language Documentation considers all common problems

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Ethics and practicalities of cooperative fieldwork
Fieldwork and community language work
Data and language documentation

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Jost Gippert, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt/Main, Germany; Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany; Ulrike Mosel, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat Kiel, Germany.

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