Fieldwork in Linguistics

This article provides an overview of guides for linguistic fieldwork and further references:

Mosel, U. (2012). Morphosyntactic analysis in the field: a guide to the guides. In Nicholas Thieberger (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork (Oxford Hand-books in Linguistics), 72–89. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Core References:

Abbi, A. (2001). A manual of linguistic fieldwork and structures of Indian languages. München: Lincom Europa.

Ahearn, L. M. (2016). Living language: An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Bowern, C. (2008). Linguistic fieldwork: a practical guide. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bochnak, M. R., & Matthewson, L. (Eds.). (2014). Methodologies in semantic fieldwork. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bohnemeyer, J. (in press). Ten lectures on field methods in Cognitive Linguistics by Jürgen Bohnemeyer (with DVD). Edited by Thomas Fuyin Li and Dingyan Li. Beijing: Foreign Language and Teaching Research Press.

Chelliah, S. L. & de Reuse, W. J. (2010). Handbook of descriptive linguistic fieldwork. Berlin: Springer.

Crowley, T. (2007). Field linguistics: a beginner’s guide. Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press.

Eisenbeiss, Sonja (2006) Documenting Child Language. In: Peter K. Austin (ed.), Language Documentation and Description, Volume 3, London: Soas, The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project, 106-140

Gippert, J., Himmelmann, N., & Mosel, U. (Eds.). (2006). Essentials of language documentation (Vol. 178). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Ladefoged, P. (2003). Phonetic data analysis. An introduction to fieldwork and instrumental techniques. Oxford: Blackwell.

Lüpke, F. (2010). Research methods in language documentation. Language Documentation and Description 7, 55–104.

McDonnel, B., Berez-Kroeker, A. L., & Holton, G. (Eds.) (2018). Reflections on Language Documentation 20 Years after Himmelmann 1998. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication No. 15

Meakins, F., Green, J. & Turpin, M. (2018). Understanding Linguistic Fieldwork. New York, NY: Routledge.

Newman, P. & Ratliff, M. (2001). Linguistic fieldwork. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Rice, K. (2006). Ethical issues in linguistic fieldwork: An overview. Journal of Academic Ethics 4 (1-4), 123–155.

Sakel, J. & Everett, D. L. (2012). Linguistic fieldwork: a student guide. Cambridge, MA: CambridgeUniversity Press.

Salzmann, Z., Stanlaw, J., & Adachi, N. (2014). Language, culture, and society: An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Seifart, F. (2008). On the representativeness of language documentations. In Peter K. Austin (ed.) Language Documentation and Description, Vol 5, 60-76 London: SOAS.

Thieberger, N. (2011). The Oxford handbook of linguistic fieldwork. Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press.

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