Journal article

Putting practice into words: The state of data and methods transparency in grammatical descriptions

L Gawne, B Kelly, A Berez-Koeker, T Heston

LANGUAGE DOCUMENTATION & CONSERVATION | University of Hawai‘i Press | Published : 2017

Abstract

Language documentation and description are closely related practices, often performed as part of the same fieldwork project on an un(der)-studied language. Research trends in recent decades have seen a great volume of publishing in regards to the methods of language documentation, however, it is not clear that linguists' awareness of the importance of robust data-collection methods is translating into transparency about those methods or data citation in resultant publications. We analyze 50 dissertations and 50 grammars from a ten-year span (2003-2012) to assess the current state of the field. Publications are critiqued on the basis of transparency of data collection methods, analysis and st..

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