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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.author Messineo, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-29T07:51:51Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-29T07:51:51Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12
dc.identifier.citation Messineo, 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.
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4349
dc.description.abstract This 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.
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press
dc.subject speech genre
dc.subject discourse
dc.subject Gran Chaco
dc.subject Argentina
dc.title Fieldwork and Documentation of Speech Genres in Indigenous Communities of Gran Chaco: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation
prism.volume 2
prism.number 2
prism.startingpage 275
prism.endingpage 295
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