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Essentials of Language Documentation

Ed. by Gippert, Jost / Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. / Mosel, Ulrike

Series:Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 178


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    August 2008
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    Aims and Scope

    Language documentation is a rapidly emerging new field in linguistics which is concerned with the methods, tools and theoretical underpinnings for compiling a representative and lasting multipurpose record of a natural language. This volume presents in-depth introductions to major aspects of language documentation, including overviews on fieldwork ethics and data processing, guidelines for the basic annotation of digitally-stored multimedia corpora and a discussion on how to build and maintain a language archive. It combines theoretical and practical considerations and makes specific suggestions for the most common problems encountered in language documentation.

    Key features

    • textbook
    • introduction to Language Documentation
    • considers all common problems

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    Jost Gippert, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main, Germany; Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany; Ulrike Mosel, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany.

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