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The observer's paradox: Some forms of skewing that can occur in language documentation and some possible ways to mitigate them

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Title:The observer's paradox: Some forms of skewing that can occur in language documentation and some possible ways to mitigate them
Authors:Merrill, Elizabeth
Contributors:Merrill, Elizabeth (speaker)
Date Issued:02 Jun 2011
Description:Skewing due to the observer’s paradox in a language documentation project can create inaccuracies or unnaturalness in the data. This paper offers some possible ways to mitigate those effects during the preparation phase, wordlist elicitation, the recording sessions themselves, and also in respect to the metadata annotation and the archiving.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/5190
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
Appears in Collections: 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC)


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