Proceedings of Conference on Language Documentation & Linguistic Theory 1

Edited by Peter K. Austin, Oliver Bond, Lutz Marten & David Nathan

This page presents the papers arising from the first LDLT conference held on 7-8 December 2007 at SOAS University of London …read more…

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Table of contents, Appendix and cover Peter K. Austin, Oliver Bond & David Nathan
Introduction Peter K. Austin, Oliver Bond & David Nathan
Towards a useful theory of language Richard Hudson
Documenting language, visualizing culture: shooting digital video in two endangered language communities Phillip E. Cash Cash
Humane face of language documentation: a Great Andamanese experience Abhishek Avtans
Aymara on the internet: a step toward interoperability and user access Howard Beck, Sue Legg, Elizabeth Lowe & M. J. Hardman
Towards a canon for negation Oliver Bond
Community-oriented outcomes of language documentation in Melanesia Peter Budd & Mary Raymond
Dying to be counted: the commodification of endangered languages in documentary linguistics Lise M. Dobrin, Peter K. Austin & David Nathan
Revitalization of minority languages: comparative dictionary of key cultural terms in the languages and dialects of the Shugni-Rushani group Leila Dodykhudoeva
Expanding opportunities for documenting endangered languages in Indonesia Margaret Florey
Symbiosis between documentary linguistics and linguistic pragmatics Edward Garrett & Leah Bateman
Responsive research and community involvement among the Brazilian Yanomami Gale Goodwin Gómez
Challenging theory: spatial deixis in Nivkh Ekaterina Gruzdeva
Kormakiti Maronite Arabic: prospect of documentation and community response Chryso Hadjidemetriou
Quantative investigation of intonation in an endangered language Sam Hellmuth, Frank Kügler & Ruth Singer
Phonology and fieldwork in Nepal: problems and potentials Kristine A. Hildebrandt
Testing language description through language documentation, archiving and corpus creation: the case of indicating verbs in the Auslan Archive Corpus Trevor Johnston & Adam Schembri
Under construction: theories of argument structure and empirical data from language description and documentation Friederike Lüpke
Bringing it home: the implications of documentation for a vibrant endangered language Stephen A. Marlett
Agreement, word order and information structure: some Bantu examples Lutz Marten
Documenting grammatical tone using Toolbox: an evaluation of Buseman’s interlinearisation technique Stuart McGill
Description and theory in the voicing/tone interaction of Kera Mary Pearce
Endangered language maintenance and social networks Julia Sallabank
The contribution of language documentation to historical phonology Bonny Sands
Greek Sign Language documentation: theoretical implications and practical considerations Galini Sapountzaki, Eleni Efthimiou & Stavroula-Evita Fotinea
On manners and paths of refining Talmy’s typology of motion expressions via language documentation Eva Schultze-Berndt
Linguistic theory and fieldwork in interaction: the case of Pirahã Eugénie Stapert
Language revitalization or language fossilization? Some suggestions for language documentation from the viewpoint of interactional linguistics Yuko Sugita
Theoretical and social implications of language documentation and description on the eve of destruction in Rondônia Hein van der Voort
Language documentation and description among refugee populations Robert S. Williams & Jade Comfort
The ethics of documenting sign languages in village communities Ulrike Zeshan