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Methodologies in Semantic Fieldwork

M. Ryan Bochnak and Lisa Matthewson


This volume discusses methodological issues in conducting elicitation on semantic topics in a fieldwork situation. While some chapters cover issues specific to certain semantic topics (e.g., modality, comparison, tense and aspect, definiteness), others focus on elicitation techniques more generally, and address methodological issues such as the creation of elicitation plans, the choice of language in which to conduct elicitation, and the status of translation tasks. Each chapter draws on individual fieldwork experience, pairing explicit methodological proposals with concrete examples of their ... More

Keywords: semantics, fieldwork, fieldwork methodology, elicitation techniques, understudied languages

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190212339
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212339.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Ryan Bochnak, editor
Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley

Lisa Matthewson, editor
University of British Columbia

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