Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork

Authors: Chelliah, Shobhana L., de Reuse, Willem J.

  • Broad scope and coverage from four points of view: the geographical, the historical, the philosophical and the encyclopedic.
  • Includes detailed discussions of the theoretical, practical and ethical issues involved in language selection, data collection, data management.
  • A survey of past and present approaches and solutions to problems in the field, and the historical, political, and social variables correlating with fieldwork in different areas of the world.
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About this book

This handbook provides the most comprehensive reference on linguistic fieldwork on the market bringing together all the reader needs to carry out successful linguistic fieldwork. The book is based on the experiences of two veteran linguistic fieldworkers and advice from more than twenty active fieldwork researchers. They provide an encyclopedic review of current publications on linguistic fieldwork and offer a unique survey of past and present approaches and solutions to problems in the field. They also examine the historical, political, and social variables correlating with fieldwork in different areas of the world. The book includes information omitted in most other texts on the subject, such as the collection, representation, management, and methods of extracting grammatical information from discourse and conversational data. Extensive practical fieldwork tips are provided, as well as a handy sketch of major typological features for use in linguistic analysis.

About the authors

Shobhana L. Chelliah is Associate Professor at the University of North Texas, Denton. Her expertise covers the following areas of the Linguistics field Language Documentation and Description, Tibeto-Burman Languages of North-east India, Indian English, World English, TESOL. Willem J. de Reuse is currently Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas, Denton.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The content of this book is also unique for several reasons… The depth of bibliographic coverage is simply impressive… This is an essential text for an fieldworker’s collection.” (Daniel Hieber, LinguistList, August 2011)

“The Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork is a manual for linguists … who travel to the ‘field’ to obtain data about a language other than their own. … this is a very useful book. Some areas of the book’s production, namely in its design and layout, deserve mention. … Overall, this is a valuable addition to the literature on fieldwork, and one that provides a useful resource for new fieldworkers negotiating the maze of field preparation and logistics.” (Claire Bowern, Language Documentation & Conservation, Vol. 6, 2012)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chelliah, Shobhana L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Definition and Goals of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork

    Chelliah, Shobhana L. (et al.)

    Pages 7-31

  • The History of Linguistic Fieldwork

    Chelliah, Shobhana L. (et al.)

    Pages 33-77

  • Choosing a Language

    Chelliah, Shobhana L. (et al.)

    Pages 79-92

  • Field Preparation: Philological, Practical, and Psychological

    Chelliah, Shobhana L. (et al.)

    Pages 93-137

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eBook $149.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9025-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9218-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9026-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9026-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9025-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9218-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 492
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