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What are we trying to preserve? Diversity, change, and ideology at the edge of the Cameroonian Grassfields
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
Discussions of endangered languages often frame language death as being associated with the loss of knowledge as embedded in a particular language. At the same time, it is also clear that the losses associated with ...
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 (micro-)accretion zone in a remnant zone? Lower Fungom in areal-historical perspective
(John Benjamins, 2013)
It will be argued here that the notion of an accretion zone is valuable for understanding the linguistic situation of Lower Fungom, and the ways in which the region diverges from exemplary cases of accretion zones make ...
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
Deconstructing descriptive grammars
(University of Hawai'i Press, 2012)
Much work within digital linguistics has focused on the problem of developing concrete methods and general principles for encoding data structures designed for non-digital media into digital formats. This work has been ...
‘Community’ collaboration in Africa: Experiences from Northwest Cameroon
A prominent feature of the literature on language documentation has been the importance of designing documentary projects in ways that allow speaker communities to benefit from the work of an outside researcher. Canonical ...
Data and language documentation
(Cambridge University Press, 2011)
The topic of this chapter is the relationship between data and language documentation. Unlike many fields of study, concerns regarding data collection and manipulation play a central role in our understanding of, and ...