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German Lutheran Missionaries and the Linguistic Landscape of Central Australia 1890-1910

David Moore University of Western Australia My research aims to investigate documentation and research in the languages of Central Australia, providing a valid interpretation of the materials of the earliest work on the Aranda (Arrernte, Arrarnta) language of Central Australia.

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Posted in 19th century, Article, Australia, Field linguistics, Grammars, History, Linguistics

La historiografĂ­a mexicana en el contexto de los estudios lingĂĽĂ­sticos actuales

Ana Balderas GarcĂ­a Universidad Nacional AutĂłnoma de MĂ©xico El quehacer lingĂĽĂ­stico en MĂ©xico se remonta al encuentro entre culturas que se dio en el siglo XVI. La imperiosa necesidad de convertir a los nativos al cristianismo, llevando el desconocimiento de

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Posted in 20th century, Article, Field linguistics, History, Linguistics

A uniform orthography and early linguistic research in Australia

David Moore University of Western Australia Introduction A Uniform orthography can be defined as one which is segmental and phonographic. Each graphic segment is pronounced and has a distinct value. Internal consistency in transcription is achieved by defining each segment

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Posted in 19th century, 20th century, Article, Australia, Field linguistics, History, Linguistics, Phonology

From Inductivism to Structuralism: the ‘method of residues’ goes to the field

Michael Silverstein University of Chicago It should be clear to anyone who surveys the historical record that the “discovery” of the phoneme – that is, the codification of phonological theory and method – was key in linguists’ consciousness of a

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Posted in 19th century, 20th century, America, Article, Europe, History, Linguistics, Structuralism