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Description - Linguistic Fieldwork by Paul Newman

This collection of original essays on the practice of linguistic fieldwork and language documentation by twelve leading field linguists considers the study of languages in a natural setting. Drawing on extensive research experience, the authors review those techniques that work best in practice, and discuss a variety of relevant topics, including the attitude of the linguist, the structure and content of the work session, the varied roles of native speakers, and the practical and personal challenges of doing research in an unfamiliar environment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521669375
ISBN-10: 0521669375
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Newman

Paul Newman is Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Director of the West African Languages Institute at Indiana University. Martha Ratliff is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at Wayne State University.

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