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Valuing technology: Finding the linguist’s place in a new technological universe
(John Benjamins, 2011)
The focus of this paper is on the relationship between technology and language documentation and description. It is largely inspired by Bird and Simons (2003), or more specifically, section 4 of that paper (Bird and ...
Quantifying Language Dynamics: Introduction
Commentary on the Bostoen et al.’s Middle to Late Holocene paleoclimatic change and the early Bantu Expansion in the rain forests of western Central Africa
(University of Chicago Press, 2015)
The paper by Bostoen et al. is a landmark attempt to synthesize results from a range of disciplines in order to refine our understanding of the Bantu expansion. It comes at an important moment in the field of linguistics ...
Topic and focus fields in Naki
(John Benjamins, 2010)
Naki, a mostly undescribed Bantoid language of Northwest Cameroon with SVO as its canonical word order, makes use of an interesting information-structure encoding construction wherein a non-object focused element is ...
A review of “Dynamics of contact-induced language change” by Claudine Chamoreau and Isabelle Léglise (eds.)
(John Benjamins, 2016)
The present volume consists of twelve chapters, along with an introduction by the editors, and its general focus is the relationship between language contact and language change in morphological and syntactic constructions. ...
Review of Konzeptualisierung von Landschaft im Mbukushu (Bantusprache in Nord-Namibia)
This book is a publication of Birte Kathage’s doctoral dissertation on the conceptualization of landscape in Mbukushu [mhw], a Bantu language spoken in Namibia, Angola, and Botswana. (The fieldwork on which the book is ...
Beyond the ancestral code: Towards a model for sociolinguistic language documentation
(University of Hawaii Press, 2014)
Most language documentation efforts focus on capturing lexico-grammatical information on individual languages. Comparatively little effort has been devoted to considering a language’s sociolinguistic contexts. In parts ...