Domain-driven documentation: the case of landscape

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It is becoming increasingly evident that the field of language documentation and the docu¬mentary multimedia resources it produces rely on expanding their relevance and usability to disciplines beyond linguistics in order to increase their chances of being sustainable in the long term. This paper argues that more attention should be paid to the needs and interests of such disciplines in language documentation schemes. One way of doing so is to set out from fundamental domains of human experience in designing documentation programs, domains which are of immediate concern to disciplines such as geography, biology, history, anthropology, and so on. Particular focus is placed on the domain of land¬scape, explored in two documentation programs coordinated by the author. In addition to providing clear interdisciplinary arenas of inquiry, such domain-driven approaches also offer excellent opportunities for efficient collection and construction of the comprehen¬sive records of linguistic practices stipulated by current documentation initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterdisciplinary Approaches to Language Documentation
EditorsSusan D. Penfield
PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press
ISBN (Print)978-0-9856211-9-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov

Publication series

NameLanguage Documentation & Conservation
PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press
ISSN (Print)1934-5275

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


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