Word hunters : field linguists on fieldwork /

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Imprint:Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018]
Description:vi, 176 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Series:Studies in language companion series (SLCS), 0165-7763 ; volume 194
Studies in language companion series ; v. 194.
Subject:Linguistics -- Fieldwork.
Linguistics -- Methodology.
Anthropological linguistics.
Historical linguistics.
Anthropological linguistics.
Historical linguistics.
Linguistics -- Fieldwork.
Linguistics -- Methodology.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11560890
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Other authors / contributors:Sarvasy, Hannah S., editor.
Forker, Diana, editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary:Eleven distinguished linguists reflect on their career-spanning linguistic fieldwork. Over decades, each has repeatedly stood up to physical, intellectual, interpersonal, intercultural, and sometimes political challenges in the pursuit of scientific knowledge. These scholar-explorers have enlightened the world to the inner workings of languages in remote communities of Africa (West, East, and South), Amazonia, the Arctic, Australia, the Caucasus, Oceania, Siberia, and East Asia. They report some linguistic eureka moments, but also discuss cultural missteps, illness, and the other challenges of pursuing linguistic data in extreme circumstances. They write passionately about language death and their responsibilities to speech communities. The stories included here - the stuff of departmental and family legends - are published publicly for the first time.
Other form:Online version: Word hunters. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018] 9789027264442

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