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Languoid, Doculect and Glossonym: Formalizing the Notion ‘Language’
(University of Hawaii Press, 2013)
It is perfectly reasonable for laypeople and non-linguistic scholars to use names for languages without reflecting on the proper definition of the objects referred to by these names. Simply using a name like English or ...
The descriptive grammar as a (meta)database
This paper presents a general model for the structure of the traditional descriptive grammar based on a survey of four printed grammars, each of which was chosen as representative of a different "genre": a "best-practice" ...
Practical language development: Whose mission?
(Linguistic Society of America, 2009)
The purpose of this paper is to acknowledge and explore the relationship between academic and mission linguistics, focusing on their main areas of overlap, language documentation and fieldwork. Our orientation 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 ...