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Linguistic Data Types and the Interface between Language Documentation and Description

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dc.contributor.authorHimmelmann, Nikolaus P.en_US
dc.identifier.citationHimmelmann, Nikolaus P. 2012. Linguistic Data Types and the Interface between Language Documentation and Description. Language Documentation & Conservation 6. 187-207.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Foreign Language Resource Centeren_US
dc.format.extent21 pagesen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Pressen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Licenseen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United Statesen_US
dc.subjectlanguage documentationen_US
dc.subjectlanguage descriptionen_US
dc.subjectlinguistic data typesen_US
dc.subjectprimary dataen_US
dc.titleLinguistic Data Types and the Interface between Language Documentation and Descriptionen_US
prism.publicationnameLanguage Documentation & Conservationen_US
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