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Getting the Story Straight: Language Fieldwork Using a Narrative Problem-Solving Task
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Getting the Story Straight: Language Fieldwork Using a Narrative Problem-Solving Task
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San Roque, Lila, et al. 2012. Getting the Story Straight: Language Fieldwork Using a Narrative Problem-Solving Task. Language Documentation & Conservation 6. 135-174.
1934-5275
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Contributor:
San Roque, Lila (author)
Gawne, Lauren (author)
Hoenigman, Darja (author)
Miller, Julia Colleen (author)
Rumsey, Alan (author)
Spronck, Stef (author)
Carroll, Alice (author)
Evans, Nicholas (author)
Date:
2012-05
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
Description:
We describe a structured task for gathering enriched language data for descriptive, comparative, and documentary purposes, focusing on the domain of social cognition. The task involves collaborative narrative problem-solving and retelling by a pair or small group of language speakers, and was developed as an aid to investigating grammatical categories relevant to social cognition. The pictures set up a dramatic story in which participants can feel empathetic involvement with the characters, and trace individual motivations, mental and physical states, and points of view. The data-gathering task allows different cultural groups to imbue the pictures with their own experiences, concerns, and conventions, and stimulates the spontaneous use of previously under-recorded linguistic structures. We argue that stimulus-based elicitation tasks that are designed to stimulate a range of speech types (descriptions, dialogic interactions, narrative) within the single task contribute quantitatively and qualitatively to language documentation, and provide an important means of gathering spontaneous but broadly parallel, and thus comparable, linguistic data. [pictures used in these tasks are available here
National Foreign Language Resource Center
Content language:
English
DCMI type:
Text
Other format:
40 pages
Other rights:
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 fieldwork
narrative task
stimulus-based elicitation
language documentation
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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: Carroll, Alice
Contributor: Evans, Nicholas
Contributor: Gawne, Lauren
Contributor: Hoenigman, Darja
Contributor: Miller, Julia Colleen
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Title: Getting the Story Straight: Language Fieldwork Using a Narrative Problem-Solving Task
Other format: 40 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 documentation
Other subject: language fieldwork
Other subject: narrative task
Other subject: stimulus-based elicitation
Other type: Article