LDD 9 available for pre-publication order

The ninth volume of Language Documentation and Description is now in production and can be pre-ordered for 20% off the regular price. LDD 9 is a collection of papers dealing with several topics in language documentation:

  • language documentation and sustainability
  • ontologies in language documentation
  • negation, deixis and loan words in endangered languages
  • book reviews

The papers on the first topic arise from a workshop held at SOAS in February 2010, while the remainder are by post-doctoral fellows, visitors and former students at SOAS. The papers represent important contributions to the theory and practice of the field of language documentation by leading scholars and younger researchers. The volume will be of interest to anyone concerned with documenting and describing languages. It will be published on 1st June 2011 and is available as a special pre-publication order offer of 20% discount until 31 May 2011 (£10.00).


  1. Editor’s Introduction – Julia Sallabank
  2. On thin ice: Culture and environment in the Arctic – Lenore Grenoble
  3. Building language habitats: Connecting language planning and land planning for sustainable futures – Christine Schreyer
  4. Social change and language revitalization in the Isle of Man – Gary Wilson
  5. Ontologies in language documentation – Steve Pepper
  6. On borrowed time? The increase of Bislama loan words in Bierebo – Peter Budd
  7. Aspects of deixis in Cicipu – Stuart McGill
  8. Making sense of negation in multi-predicate constructions – Oliver Bond
  9. Origins of the 2nd singular generic impersonal pronoun – John Haiman, Bernd Heine, and Tania Kuteva
  10. Book reviews – Peter K. Austin, Julia Sallabank

Copies of LDD can be pre-ordered online through the SOAS bookstore http://www.bitly.com/LDDstore

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