Documentary Linguistics – Bibliography

A growing list of references for the class on Documentary linguistics, winter 2016/2017, prof. Nau

  1. Handbooks, collective volumes, encyclopedias
  2. Language documentation – general issues, overview
  3. Guide to language archives, examples of documentation projects
  4. Field work, eliciting (spoken) data
  5. Transcription and Annotation

Handbooks, collective volumes, encyclopedias

Austin, Peter K. & Sallabank, Julia, eds. 2011. The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Library Novum, J 1.04 II Cambridge]

Chelliah, Shobhana L. & Reuse, Willem J., eds. 2011. Handbook of descriptive linguistic fieldwork. Dordrecht: Springer. [e-book, library]

Furbee-Losee, Louanna & Grenoble, Lenore A. 2010. Language documentation: practice and values. Amsterdam: Benjamins. [e-book, library]

*Gippert, Jost &Himmelmann, Nikolaus & Mosel, Ulrike, eds. 2006. Essentials of language documentation. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter. [Library Novum, J 1.04 II Essentials]

Haig, Geoffrey L. J. & Nau, Nicole & Schnell, Stefan & Wegener, Clauda, eds. 2011. Documenting endangered languages. Achievements and perspectives. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton. [e-book, library]

Mihas, Elena & Perley, Bernard & Rei-Doval, Gabriel, eds. 2013. Responses to language endangerment : In honor of Mickey Noonan. New directions in language documentation and language revitalization. Amsterdam: Benjamins. [e-book, library]

Thieberger, Nicholas, ed. 2011. The Oxford handbook of linguistic fieldwork. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Documenting languages – general issues, overview

Austin, Peter K. 2006. Data and language documentation. In Gippert et al., eds., 87-112.

Austin, Peter K. 2014. Language documentation in the 21st centuy. JournaLIPP 3, 57-71. Available at: https://lipp.ub.lmu.de/article/view/190

Berge, Anna. 2010. Adequacy in documentation. In Furbee-Losee & Grenoble, eds., 51-66.

Bird, Steven & Simons, Gary. 2003. Seven dimensions of portability for language documentation and description. Language 79.3, 557-582. [e-journal, library]

Buszard-Welcher, Laura. 2010. Necessary and sufficient data collection. Lessons from Potawatomi legacy documentation. In Furbee-Losee & Grenoble, eds., 67-74.

Dobrin, Lise M. & Berson, Josh. 2011. Speakers and language documentation. In Austin & Sallabank, eds., 187-211.

Furbee, Louanna. 2010. Position paper: Language documentation. Theory and practice. In Furbee-Losee & Grenoble, eds., 3-24.

Good, Jeff. 2011. Data and language documentation. In Austin & Sallabank, eds., 212-234.

Grenoble, Leonore. 2010. Language documentation and field linguistics: The state of the field. In Furbee-Losee & Grenoble, eds., 289-309.

Grenoble, Leonore. 2013. Unanswered questions in language documentation and revitalization: New directions for research and action. In Mihas et al., eds., 43-57.

Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 1998. Documentary and descriptive linguistics. Linguistics 36(1): 161-95.

Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 2006.Language documentation: What is it and what is it good for? In Gippert et al., eds., 1-30.

Klessa, Katarzyna. 2014. Language documentation. Languages in Danger, Book of Knowledge, Chapter 10. Online at: http://languagesindanger.eu/book-of-knowledge/language-documentation/

Maxwell, Judith M. 2010. Training graduate students and community members for native language documentation. In Furbee-Losee & Grenoble, eds., 255-274.

Mithun, Marianne. 2013. What can revitalization work teach us about language documentation? In Mihas et al., eds., 21-41.

Perley, Bernard C. 2012. Zombie Linguistics: Experts, endangered languages and the curse of undead Voices. Anthropological Forum 22.2, 133-149.

Rice, Keren. 2010. The linguist’s responsibility to the community of speakers. Community based research. In Furbee-Losee & Grenoble, eds., 25-36.

Seidel, Frank 2016. Documentary linguistics: A language philology of the 21st century. Language Documentation and Description, ed. Peter K. Austin, vol. 13, 23-63. London: SOAS. Available at: http://www.elpublishing.org/PID/146.

Thieberg, Nick. 2016. Documentary linguistics: Methodological challenges and innovatory responses. Applied Linguistics 37.1, 88-99. [e-journal, library]

Woodbury, Anthony. 2003. Defining documentary linguistics. In P. Austin, ed. Language documentation and description. Volume 1, 35–51. London: School of Oriental & African Studies. Online at: http://www.elpublishing.org/docs/1/01/ldd01_05.pdf

Woodbury, Anthony C. 2011. Language documentation. In Austin & Sallabank, eds., 157-186.

Guide to language archives, examples of documentations

Drude, Sebastian & Trilsbeek, Paul & Broeder, Daan. 2012. Language documentation and digital humanities: The (DoBeS) language archive. Conference abstract, Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg. http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/conference/programme/abstracts/language-documentation-and-digital-humanities-the-dobes-language-archive.1.html

Nathan, David. 2014. Access and accessibility at ELAR, an archive for endangered languages documentation. Language Documentation and Description, ed. David Nathan & Peter K. Austin, vol. 12 (Special Issue on Language Documentation and Archiving), 187-208. London: SOAS. Available at: http://www.elpublishing.org/PID/146.

Wittenburg, Peter. 2003. The DOBES model of language documentation. Language Documentation and Description, ed. Peter K. Austin, vol. 1, 122-139. London: SOAS. Available at: http://www.elpublishing.org/docs/1/01/ldd01_10.pdf

Field work, elicitation of spoken language data

Grinevald C (2003). Speakers and documentation of endangered languages. In P. Austin, ed., Language documentation and description. Volume 1, 52–72. London: School of Oriental & African Studies.

Chelliah, Shobhana L. & Reuse, Willem J., eds. 2011. Handbook of descriptive linguistic fieldwork. Dordrecht: Springer. [e-book, library]

Crowley, Terry & Thieberger, Nick. 2007. Field Linguistics: A Beginner’s Guide. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [e-book, library]

Mosel, Ulrike. 2006. Fieldwork and community language work. In Gippert et al., eds., 67-85.

Thomason, Sarah G. 2013. How to avoid pitfalls in documenting endangered languages. In Mihas et al., eds., 79-93.

Vaux, Bert A. & Cooper, Justin &. 1999. Introduction to Linguistic Field Methods. München: Lincom. [Library Novum, J 1.03 II Vaux B.]

Transcription and Annotation

  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus. 2006. The challenges of segmenting spoken language (in: Essentials of Language Documentation)
  • Nagy, Naomi & Sharma, Devyani. 2013. Transcription. In: Podesva & Sharma, eds. Research Methods in Linguistics.
  • Schultze-Berndt, Eva. 2006. Linguistic annotation (in: Essentials of Language Documentation)

Transcription systems (CA, GAT)

  • Dresing, Thorsten & Pehl, Thorsten & Schmieder, Christian. 2015. Manual (on) Transcription. Transcription Conventions, Software Guides and Practical Hints for Qualitative Researchers. 3rd English Edition. Marburg. Available at: http://www.audiotranskription.de/english/transcription-practicalguide.htm
  • Hepburn, Alexa & Bolden, Galina B. 2013. The conversation analytic approach to transcription. In Sidnell, J. & Stivers, T., eds. Blackwell Handbook of Conversation Analysis, 57-76. Oxford: Blackwell. [e-book, library]
  • Jefferson, Gail. 2004a. Glossary of transcript symbols with an introduction. In G. H. Lerner (Ed.), Conversation analysis: Studies from the first generation, 13-31. Philadelphia: John Benjamims.
  • Selting, Margret et al. 2009. Gesprächsanalytisches Transkriptionssystem 2 (GAT 2). Gesprächsforschung – Online-Zeitschrift zur verbalen Interaktion, 10, 353-402. Online at: www.gespraechsforschung-ozs.de (also at: http://agd.ids-mannheim.de)