Language Documentation and Description Volume 4

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Fri Jun 1 12:31:25 UTC 2007

Volume 4 of Language Documentation and Description is now available from the Endangered Languages Academic Programme at SOAS.

Volume 4 is a collection of papers dealing with three topics in language documentation: 

• Current issues in language documentation 
• Meaning and translation in language documentation 
• Literacy and language documentation 

A CD-ROM The Disappearing Sounds of the World’s Languages, based on a lecture given by the late Professor Peter Ladefoged, is provided free with the volume. 

Most of the papers arose from workshops held at SOAS in December 2005 and February 2006. They represent important contributions to the theory and practice of the field of language documentation by leading scholars and younger researchers, including Yonas M. Asfaha, Peter K. Austin, Henrik Bergqvist, David Bradley, Éva Á. Csató, Nick Evans, William A. Foley, Jeff Good, Lenore A. Grenoble, Sjaak Kroon, Jeanne Kurvers, Simon Musgrave, David Nathan, Mary Raymond, Hans-Jürgen Sasse, Nick Thieberger, and Anthony C. Woodbury.

The volume will be of interest to anyone concerned with documenting and describing languages. 

Cost: GBP £10.00 (which includes CD-ROM; postage and packaging is £2.50 extra); for ordering information, see

Prof Peter K. Austin
Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics
Director, Endangered Languages Academic Program
Department of Linguistics, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom


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