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Linguistic Data Types and the Interface between Language Documentation and Description
Title:
Linguistic Data Types and the Interface between Language Documentation and Description
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Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 2012. Linguistic Data Types and the Interface between Language Documentation and Description. Language Documentation & Conservation 6. 187-207.
1934-5275
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Contributor:
Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. (author)
Date:
2012-05
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
Description:
This paper presents a new definition of documentary linguistics, based on a typology of linguistic data types. It clarifies the distinction between raw, primary, and structural data and argues that documentary linguistics is concerned with raw and primary data and their interrelationships, while descriptive linguistics is concerned with the relations between primary and structural data. The fact that primary data are of major concern in both fields reflects the fact that the two fields are very closely interlinked and difficult to separate in actual practice. The details of their interaction in actual practice, however, are still a matter for further discussion and investigation, as the second main part of the paper attempts to make clear.
National Foreign Language Resource Center
Content language:
English
DCMI type:
Text
Other format:
21 pages
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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Other subject:
language documentation
language description
linguistic data types
primary data
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Article
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Archive: Language Documentation and Conservation
Online: Yes
DCMI type: Text
Content language: English
Date: 2000 and later
Date: 2010 - 2019
Contributor: Himmelmann, Nikolaus P.
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Title: Linguistic Data Types and the Interface between Language Documentation and Description
Other format: 21 pages
Other rights: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
Other rights: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Other rights: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Other subject: language description
Other subject: language documentation
Other subject: linguistic data types
Other subject: primary data
Other type: Article