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Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Definition and Goals of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork.- Chapter 3. The History of Linguistic Fieldwork.- Chapter 4: Choosing a Language.- Chapter 5: Field Preparation: Research, Psychological and Practical.- Chapter 6: Fieldwork Ethics: the Rights and Responsibilities of the Fieldworker.- Chapter 7: Native Speakers and Field Workers.- Chapter 8: Planning Sessions, Note Taking, and Data Management.- Chapter 9: Lexicography in Fieldwork.- Chapter 10: Phonetic and Phonological Fieldwork.- Chapter 11: Morphosyntactic Typology and Terminology.- Chapter 12: Grammar Gathering Techniques.- Chapter 13: Semantics, Pragmatics, and Text Collection.- Index.

About the Author

Shobhana L. Chelliah is Associate Professor at the University of North Texas, Denton. Her expertise covers the following areas of the Linguistics field Language Documentation and Description, Tibeto-Burman Languages of North-east India, Indian English, World English, TESOL. Willem J. de Reuse is currently Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas, Denton.


From the reviews:"The content of this book is also unique for several reasons... The depth of bibliographic coverage is simply impressive... This is an essential text for an fieldworker's collection." (Daniel Hieber, LinguistList, August 2011)"The Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork is a manual for linguists ... who travel to the `field' to obtain data about a language other than their own. ... this is a very useful book. Some areas of the book's production, namely in its design and layout, deserve mention. ... Overall, this is a valuable addition to the literature on fieldwork, and one that provides a useful resource for new fieldworkers negotiating the maze of field preparation and logistics." (Claire Bowern, Language Documentation & Conservation, Vol. 6, 2012)

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