The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork

The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork

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This book offers a state-of-the-art guide to linguistic fieldwork, reflecting its collaborative nature across the subfields of linguistics and disciplines such as astronomy, anthropology, biology, musicology, and ethnography. Experienced scholars and fieldworkers explain the methods and approaches needed to understand a language in its full cultural context and to document it accessibly and enduringly. They consider the application of new technological approaches to recording and documentation, but never lose sight of the crucial relationship between subject and researcher. The book is timely: an increased awareness of dying languages and vanishing dialects has stimulated the impetus for recording them as well as the funds required to do so. The handbook is an indispensible source, guide, and reference for everyone involved in linguistic and cultural fieldwork.... that audio/video is generally superior to audio-only recordings for the documentation of cultural setting and interaction. ... a#39;Sony DSR-PDX10Pa#39;) and which was only marginally more expensive than the top-end consumer model at the time.

Title:The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork
Author:Nick Thieberger
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012


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