Book Chapter

Reflections on linguistic fieldwork in Australia

Ruth Singer

Reflections on Language Documentation 20 Years after Himmelmann 1998 | Language Documentation and Conservation | University of Hawaii Press | Published : 2018


Shifts in White-Indigenous relations started to re-shape relations between field linguists and Australian Indigenous communities from the 1970s. So well before Himmelmann (1998) appeared, linguists working on Australian Indigenous languages had been discussing topics such as ethical engagement with Indigenous communities, accessibility of recordings and the best use of technology in archiving and recording. After Himmelmann (1998) appeared, these topics emerged as key topics in language documentation which led to more of these kinds of discussions not only among Australian linguists but also with linguists around the world. The development of language documentation as a field of research fos..

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