Language Documentation and Description Vol 7 now available

Peter Austin pa2 at SOAS.AC.UK
Wed Apr 7 00:53:39 UTC 2010

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Language Documentation and Description Volume 7 was released on 26 March
2010, and is a special issue containing lectures on topics in language
documentation and description from the 3L Summer
School<> held
at SOAS in 2009. The lectures have been fully revised and expanded for
publication, with added examples, illustrations, discussion questions and
exercises, and suggestions for further reading.

Additional papers, by Peter Austin (practical advice on applying for
research grants) and by David Nathan (on the role of audio in linguistics
and documentation, based on a paper published in the journal of the
Association of Sound Archives <>), will add to the
value of the volume for language documenters.

The lectures and papers represent state-of-the-art discussions of the theory
and practice of language documentation and description by leading exponents,
and the volume will be of interest to anyone teaching or learning about
documenting and describing languages.

The contents are:

*Editor's Introduction* Peter K. Austin
*Current Issues in Language Documentation* Peter K. Austin
*Communities and Ethics in Language Documentation* Peter K. Austin
*Research Methods in Language Documentation* Friederike Lüpke
*Documenting Sign Languages* Adam Schembri
*Language Documentation and Language Policy* Julia Sallabank
*Language Documentation and Archiving* David Nathan
*Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory* Peter Sells
*Language Documentation and Typology* Oliver Bond
*Sound and unsound practices in documentary linguistics: towards an
epistemology for audio* David Nathan
*Applying for a Language Documentation Research Grant* Peter K. Austin

To purchase a copy of LDD 7 go to and follow the
ordering instructions.

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

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