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Word hunters : field linguists on fieldwork

Author: Hannah S Sarvasy; Diana Forker
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018]
Series: Studies in language companion series, v. 194.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Word hunters.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018]
(DLC) 2017052503
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah S Sarvasy; Diana Forker
ISBN: 9789027264442 9027264449
OCLC Number: 1019837670
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 176 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Intro; Word Hunters; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; 1. Word hunters; Sarvasy; Forker; References; 2. The magic of names; 1. The Amazonian names; 1.1 The Tariana of the VaupAs River Basin; 1.2 The naming systems; 2. The Manambu of the East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea; 2.1 A multitude of names; 2.2 The Manambu clans and naming system; 2.3 The totems, and the terms of address; 3. New language, new name; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; References; 3. Historical linguistics in the raw; 1. Introduction; 2. Sarawak; 3. Manus; 4. Taiwan; 5. Fieldwork a#x80;#x98;at homea#x80;#x99. 6. ConclusionReferences; 4. Sharing thoughts, concepts and experiences; 1. Introduction; 2. Languages of former hunter-gatherers in Southern Africa; 3. Arrival at the African continent; 4. Plants and their use in East Africa; 5. Languages spoken on islands in lakes of Ethiopia; 6. A NC#x80;uu reader for the C#x82;Khomani community; 7. A Luruuli-Lunyala dictionary project in Central Uganda; 8. Contextualizing a#x80;#x9C;fieldworka#x80;#x9D; on African languages; References; 5. Forty-plus years before the mast; 1. Introduction; 2. Clueless in Africa; Language learning. Mr. Wadea#x80;#x99;s farm, in search of the pygmy hippopotamusSouth Africa: The good, the bad, and the serendipitous; 3. Lessons from health crises; Final words; References; 6. Field linguistics in Daghestan; 1. Introduction; 2. Field research as family business; 3. Field research with students; 4. Field research in a multilingual landscape; 5. Conclusion; Acknowledgment; References; 7. Drinking of the iceberg; References; 8. Reflections on linguistic fieldwork between Sahel, Amazon and Outback; 1. Introduction; 2. Getting into fieldwork; 3. Travel and arrival. 4. Life in the fieldA a#x80;#x93; basic survival5. Working with people; 6. Ethical considerations; References; 9. My fieldwork, from Georgia to Guinea; 1. A few words on a#x80;#x9C;Kibrika#x80;#x99;s field tripsa#x80;#x9D;; 2. My field trips; 2.1 Svaneti: Imprinting; 2.2 Daghestan: a#x80;#x9C;Perestroikaa#x80;#x9D;; 2.3 Adyghea: Complexity and responsibility; 2.4 Far East: Language shift; 2.5 Daghestan again: Ideal place for fieldwork; 2.6 West Africa: Creating a pidgin; 3. Why field linguistics?; Abbreviations; References; 10. The linguist as a demon and as a human; 1. Introduction; 2. The linguist as an a#x80;#x98;after-death demona#x80;#x99. Dyadic relationsFieldwork and witchcraft; Cannibalism and unwelcome publicity; 3. Dyads with a Dutchman; Fieldwork extending over many years; 4. Final remarks; Abbreviation; References; 11. From here to there and back again; 1. An overview; 2. How did I get into this?; 3. YAneshaa#x80;#x99; fieldwork (1953a#x80;#x93;1964); Drowning and going downriver; You and I; Should it be -a, -e, or -o?; a#x80;#x9C;If we forget to say one, we say the othera#x80;#x9D;; Were you ever afraid?; Secrets of language learning; When cousins turn their backs to each other; How do you write -rra?; 4. Nomatsigenga fieldwork; Aha!
Series Title: Studies in language companion series, v. 194.
Responsibility: edited by Hannah Sarvasy, Diana Forker.

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