Studying and Describing Unwritten Languages

Statement of Responsibility:
Bouquiaux, Luc and Jacqueline M. C. Thomas
Translators:
Date:
1992
Publisher:
Summer Institute of Linguistics
Publisher Place:
Dallas
Extent:
xi, 725 pages
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

Foreword
Preface
Translator's Preface

1. Fieldwork and Grammatical Analysis

Part I: Introduction to Fieldwork

1. General problems
2. Material aspects of the study
3. Gathering data
4. Using the questionnaires
5. Processing the data

Part II: Concepts of Linguistic Analysis

1. Phonology
2. Morphology
3. Word-level analysis
4. Grammatical categories
5. Phrase-level analysis
6. The level of grammatical functions
7. Utterance level (enoncematic, clausematic)
8. Recapitulation
9. Bibliography

2. Linguistic Approach--Questionnaires

1. Instructions for the recording of linguistic data
2. linguistic inventoly questionnaire
3. Questionnaire for an extensive survey
4. Phonological guide
5. Morphology derivation and compounding
6. Verb phrase
7. The noun and the noun phrase
8. Sentence types
9. Sentence questionnaire

3. Thematic Approach--Questionnaires

1. Traditional technologies
2. Ethnobotany
3. Ethnozoology
4. Anatomy and physiology, animals and plants
5. Instructions for collecting zoological and botanical specimens
6. Sociological phenomena
7. Psychological phenomena
8. Names, measurement, and time
9. Oral tradition
10. Language contact
11. Sociolinguistic questionnaire

Content Language:
Work Type:
Subject:
Field manuals
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
1304