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Documenting Endangered Languages [electronic resource] : Achievements and Perspectives / Geoffrey L.J. Haig, et al ...

By: Haig, Geoffrey.
Contributor(s): Nau, Nicole | Schnell, Stefan | Wegener, Claudia.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Trends in linguisticsStudies and monographs: 240.Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, 2011Description: 1 online resource (364 p.).ISBN: 9783110260021 (electronic bk.); 3110260026 (electronic bk.); 3110260018; 9783110260014.Subject(s): Language obsolescence | Language and languages | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Historical & ComparativeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Documenting Endangered Languages : Achievements and PerspectivesDDC classification: 410 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface. Ulrike Mosel's contribution to documentary linguistics; Chapter 1. Introduction; Part I. Theoretical issues in language documentation; Chapter 2. Competing motivations for documenting endangered languages; Chapter 3. Evolving challenges in archiving and data infrastructures; Chapter 4. Comparing corpora from endangered language projects: Explorations in language typology based on original texts; Part II. Documenting language structure; Chapter 5. "Words" in Kharia -- Phonological, morpho-syntactic, and "orthographical" aspects.
Chapter 6. Aspect in Forest Enets and other Siberian indigenous languages -- when grammaticography and lexicography meet different metalanguagesChapter 7. Documentary linguistics and prosodic evidence for the syntax of spoken language; Chapter 8. Diphthongology meets language documentation: The Finnish experience; Chapter 9. Retelling data: Working on transcription; Part III. Documenting the lexicon; Chapter 10. The making of a multimedia encyclopaedic lexicon for and in endangered speech communities.
Chapter 11. What does it take to make an ethnographic dictionary? On the treatment of fish and tree names in dictionaries of Oceanic languagesPart IV. Interaction with speech communities; Chapter 12. Language is power: The impact of fieldwork on community politics; Chapter 13. Sustaining Vur�es: Making products of language documentation accessible to multiple audiences; Chapter 14. Filming with native speaker commentary; Index.
Summary: Documenting endangered languages has become a major goal in the linguistic sciences. This volume showcases recent developments in methodology, technology and analysis, drawing on experience gained in a global range of documentation projects. It illustrates the significance of documentary linguistics not only as a set of documentary practices, but as a scientific discipline in its own right.
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Preface. Ulrike Mosel's contribution to documentary linguistics; Chapter 1. Introduction; Part I. Theoretical issues in language documentation; Chapter 2. Competing motivations for documenting endangered languages; Chapter 3. Evolving challenges in archiving and data infrastructures; Chapter 4. Comparing corpora from endangered language projects: Explorations in language typology based on original texts; Part II. Documenting language structure; Chapter 5. "Words" in Kharia -- Phonological, morpho-syntactic, and "orthographical" aspects.

Chapter 6. Aspect in Forest Enets and other Siberian indigenous languages -- when grammaticography and lexicography meet different metalanguagesChapter 7. Documentary linguistics and prosodic evidence for the syntax of spoken language; Chapter 8. Diphthongology meets language documentation: The Finnish experience; Chapter 9. Retelling data: Working on transcription; Part III. Documenting the lexicon; Chapter 10. The making of a multimedia encyclopaedic lexicon for and in endangered speech communities.

Chapter 11. What does it take to make an ethnographic dictionary? On the treatment of fish and tree names in dictionaries of Oceanic languagesPart IV. Interaction with speech communities; Chapter 12. Language is power: The impact of fieldwork on community politics; Chapter 13. Sustaining Vur�es: Making products of language documentation accessible to multiple audiences; Chapter 14. Filming with native speaker commentary; Index.

Documenting endangered languages has become a major goal in the linguistic sciences. This volume showcases recent developments in methodology, technology and analysis, drawing on experience gained in a global range of documentation projects. It illustrates the significance of documentary linguistics not only as a set of documentary practices, but as a scientific discipline in its own right.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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