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Single-event Rapid Word Collection workshops: Efficient, effective, empowering

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Title:Single-event Rapid Word Collection workshops: Efficient, effective, empowering
Authors:Boerger, Brenda H.
Stutzman, Verna
Keywords:Lexicography
community engagement
fieldwork
semantic domains
Date Issued:Mar 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Boerger, Brenda H. & Verna Stutzman. 2018. Single-event Rapid Word Collection workshops: Efficient, effective, empowering. Language Documentation & Conservation 12. 147-193.
Abstract:In this paper we describe single-event Rapid Word Collection (RWC) workshop results in 12 languages, and compare these results to fieldwork lexicons collected by other means. We show that this methodology of collecting words by semantic domain by community engagement leads to obtaining more words in less time than conventional collection methods. Factors contributing to high and low net word senses are summarized, addressed, and suggestions given for increasing effectiveness of the RWC procedures. Relevant points are illustrated in detail using a 2015 Natügu [ntu] RWC workshop in the Solomon Islands. We conclude that the advantages of the single-event RWC workshop strategy warrant recommending it as best practice in lexicographic fieldwork for minority languages.
Pages/Duration:47 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24766
ISSN:1934-5275
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Internation
Appears in Collections: Volume 12 : Language Documentation & Conservation


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