Word hunters : field linguists on fieldwork /

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Imprint:Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018]
Description:1 online resource.
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.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Historical & Comparative.
Anthropological linguistics.
Historical linguistics.
Linguistics -- Fieldwork.
Linguistics -- Methodology.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12018449
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Other authors / contributors:Sarvasy, Hannah S., editor.
Forker, Diana, editor.
9789027200273 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
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:Print version: Word hunters Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018] 9789027200273