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Fieldwork and Documentation of Speech Genres in Indigenous Communities of Gran Chaco: Theoretical and Methodological Issues

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dc.contributor.authorMessineo, Cristinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-29T07:51:51Z-
dc.date.available2008-12-29T07:51:51Z-
dc.date.issued2008-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationMessineo, Cristina. 2008. Fieldwork and documentation of speech genres in indigenous communities of Gran Chaco: Theoretical and methodological issues. Language Documentation & Conservation 2(2):275–295.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1934-5275en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/4349-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents some theoretical and methodological reflections on documenting and analyzing texts gathered from indigenous communities, based on my experiences working with communities in the Gran Chaco region of Argentina. The purpose of this essay is to discuss how the selected fieldwork model, the methods of data collection, the degree of access the researcher has to the material, and the type of relationship that develops between the investigator and the consultants all influence the type and quality of the data. In my experience, a collaborative approach that relates the description of linguistic structures to the study of discourse as verbal art greatly enriches the documentation of endangered languages.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Foreign Language Resource Centeren_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Pressen_US
dc.subjectspeech genreen_US
dc.subjectdiscourseen_US
dc.subjectGran Chacoen_US
dc.subjectArgentinaen_US
dc.titleFieldwork and Documentation of Speech Genres in Indigenous Communities of Gran Chaco: Theoretical and Methodological Issuesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
prism.publicationnameLanguage Documentation & Conservationen_US
prism.volume2en_US
prism.number2en_US
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