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date: 25 June 2022

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As pointed out in several chapters in this volume, the preparation of a grammar is considered a centrally important component of adequate language documentation. Our goal in this chapter is to present a set of best-practice guidelines for grammar writing with specific recommendations. These recommendations are based on surveys of a number of exemplary grammars, questionnaires aimed at aiding fieldwork and guiding grammar preparation, and various publications that make recommendations for grammar writing.

Keywords: grammar writing, language documentation, endangered languages, best-practices guidelines

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