October 30th, 2017

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Some fascinating descriptions of studying Australian languages

I recently discovered this old set of posts on the LanguageHat blog, with excerpts from R.M.W. Dixon’s Searching for Aboriginal Languages: Memoirs of a Field Worker:

http://languagehat.com/memoirs-of-a-field-worker/
http://languagehat.com/dixon-the-word-for-dog/
http://languagehat.com/dixon-chloe-the-ideal-informant/
http://languagehat.com/dixon-mother-in-law-language-i/
http://languagehat.com/dixon-mother-in-law-language-ii/
http://languagehat.com/dixon-mother-in-law-language-iii/

This sounds like a really interesting book, both in the description of the fieldwork and in the description of the languages.

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