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Monica A Slavin, William Irving

Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2016

Abstract

Linguists engaging in fieldwork have traditionally focused on a grammatical analysis of a language that may never before have been subjected to this kind of scrutiny. With increased awareness of the number of endangered languages, there has emerged a stronger emphasis on recording a range of material while in the field and also giving rise to language documentation as a distinct methodology within linguistics. This recognition of the loss of linguistic diversity has led to the support for the ongoing use of these languages including the production of records of as many different aspects of the language as possible. Linguists are in a position to record much more than narratives and example s..

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