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Word Hunters : Field Linguists on Fieldwork - (Hardcover)

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In Word Hunters, 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.
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Linguistics
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Benjamins Pub Co
Book theme: General, Historical & Comparative
Language: English
Street Date: February 22, 2018
TCIN: 53436486
UPC: 9789027200273
Item Number (DPCI): 248-67-7012
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