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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

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

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

Geography: Documenting Terms for Landscape Features  

Andrew G. Turk, David M. Mark, Carolyn O'Meara, and David Stea

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article describes the influence of geography in documenting terms for landscape features. Documentation of a language includes investigation of the semantics of terms in the language. ... More

A Guide to Stimulus‐Based Elicitation for Semantic Categories  

Asifa Majid

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
Fieldwork is the collection of primary data outside of the controlled environments of the laboratory or library, and is the province of many scientists: biologists, geologists, ... More

The Language of Food  

Nancy J. Pollock

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
Food is a great conversation opener, whether at parties or in an academic forum, and a great topic for gathering data. The language of food is a topic on which most people have a view, ... More

Understanding Human Relations (Kinship Systems)  

Laurent Dousset

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article provides an overview on a few central concepts and processes that are required in the investigation of human kinship. The most classic and better-defined examples for the ... More

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