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Description - Making Dictionaries by William Frawley

Many indigenous American languages face imminent extinction, and the dictionary, often the only written documentation of these languages stands as a powerful tool in preserving them. These essays provide a comprehensive picture of the theory and practice of Native American lexicography. The contributors discuss the technical, social, and personal challenges involved with the complex task of creating a dictionary of a Native American language. The book also addresses both standard and new issues surrounding the challenging task of transforming oral languages in general into written dictionaries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520229969
ISBN-10: 0520229967
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 455
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Frawley

William Frawley is Dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Science at George Washington University, where he is also Professor of Anthropology and Psychology. Prior to that he was Professor and Chair in the Department of Linguistics and Director of Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware, where he was also Faculty Director for Academic Programs and Planning and Director of the University's Office of Undergraduate Studies. His previous books include Vygotsky and Cognitive Science: Language and the Unification of the Social and Computational Mind (1997). Kenneth Hill is Research Associate in the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. His previous publications include Hopi Dictionary/HoIikwa Lavytutuveni: A Hopi-English Dictionary of the Third Mesa Dialect (1998), for which he was editor-in-chief. Pamela Munro is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is coauthor of Chickasaw: An Analytic Dictionary (1994), among other publications.

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