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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|
|Authors:||Himmelmann, Nikolaus P.|
linguistic data types
|Issue Date:||May 2012|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i Press|
|Citation:||Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 2012. Linguistic Data Types and the Interface between Language Documentation and Description. Language Documentation & Conservation 6. 187-207.|
|Abstract:||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.|
|Sponsor:||National Foreign Language Resource Center|
|Rights:||Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License|
Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
|Appears in Collections:||Volume 06 : Language Documentation & Conservation|
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