Essentials of Language Documentation

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Jost Gippert, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Ulrike Mosel
Walter de Gruyter, Aug 22, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 434 pages

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Contents

What is it and what is it good for?
1
Chapter 2 Ethics and practicalities of cooperative fieldwork and analysis
31
Chapter 3 Fieldwork and community language work
67
Chapter 4 Data and language documentation
87
Chapter 5 The ethnography of language and language documentation
113
Chapter 6 Documenting lexical knowledge
129
Chapter 7 Prosody in language documentation
163
Chapter 8 Ethnography in language documentation
183
Chapter 10 The challenges of segmenting spoken language
253
Chapter 11 Orthography development
275
Chapter 12 Sketch grammar
301
Chapter 13 Archiving challenges
311
Chapter 14 Linguistic documentation and the encoding of textual materials
337
Mobilizing language documentation with multimedia
363
Backmatter
381
Copyright

Chapter 9 Linguistic annotation
213

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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.