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Anything Can Happen: The Verb Lexicon and Interdisciplinary Fieldwork  

Nicholas Evans

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The centrality of language in human life means we cannot document any language without understanding all the spheres of knowledge it is used to talk about. Equally, undocumented languages ... More

Audio and Video Recording Techniques for Linguistic Research  

Anna Margetts and Andrew Margetts

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article gives an account of practical issues with audio and video recordings in a fieldwork setting, based on real-life experiences. In addition to some standard recommendations, it ... More

Botanical Collecting  

Barry J. Conn

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article illustrates the requirement of plants and their association with people. Since plants are a very important part of the material and cultural heritage of all communities, those ... More

Cognitive Linguistics and Anthropological Linguistics  

Gary B. Palmer

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Emotion language has been the object of intensive study in recent years, both in cognitive linguistics and in anthropology. Cognitive and anthropological linguists are struggling to parse ... More

Copyright and Other Legal Concerns  

Paul Newman

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
Copyright and other legal concerns are enumerated in this article. Fieldworkers normally think of copyright as something that they will have to deal with later when they have returned home ... More

Cultural Astronomy for Linguists  

Jarita Holbrook

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
Humans have a long history of watching the sky and incorporating the sky into their culture in the form of art and stories. This article tries to explore the importance of cultural ... More

Cultural Poetics (Ethnopoetics)  

Anthony K. Webster

This article argues for the continuing importance of ethnopoetics/cultural poetics in the work of linguists and anthropologists. A heuristic definition of ethnopoetics (or cultural ... More

Ethical Issues in Linguistic Fieldwork  

Keren Rice

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article exemplifies some of the ethical issues that abound the linguistic fieldwork. In the past decade or so, there has been a resurgence of attention to ethics in linguistic ... More

Ethnobiology: Basic Methods for Documenting Biological Knowledge Represented in Languages  

Will McClatchey

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article resorts to ethnobiology for documenting biological knowledge represented in languages. Ethnobiology methods are undergoing a certain degree of standardization following ... More

Fieldwork in Ethnomathematics  

Marc Chemillier

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the subject of fieldwork research addressing mathematical concepts developed in elaborated traditional knowledge. Its goal is to give advice to fieldworkers from ... More

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