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    Economic reform in Cuba and China
    HEARN, A ; Font, M (CUNY Graduate Center, 2006)
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    Computers in Field Linguistics
    Thieberger, N (Elsevier, 2006)
    Computers have been associated with field linguistics from their earliest days, as witness the enthusiasm with which computers were embraced by linguists, from mainframe computers in the 1960s to personal computers in the 1980s. While initially it was common to force our efforts into the framework provided by particular software, we are now more aware of the need to see the data itself as the primary concern of the analyst and not the software that we use to manipulate the data. Inasmuch as it allows us to carry out the main functions desired by a field linguist, software is a tool through which our data passes, the data becoming transformed in some way, but surviving the journey sufficiently to live on, independent of any software, into the future.
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    Language is like a carpet: Carl-Georg von Brandenstein and Australian languages
    THIEBERGER, N ; McGregor, W ; McGregor, W. M. (Pacific Linguistics Research School of Pacific and Asian Stu, 2008)
    Born in 1909 in Hannover, Germany, Carl Georg Christoph Freiherr von Brandenstein (Carl) entered the Australian linguistic scene in the 1960s with recordings and analysis of languages of Western Australia, mainly from the Pilbara. Over the next thirty years he also recorded information about Ngadjumaya from the south-east of WA and Noongar in the south-west. His idiosyncratic style didn’t help his reputation in a linguistic scene which became increasingly monocultural in its approach during his research career. He was never part of the mainstream of linguistics in Australia, but followed his own path, and has left a legacy of records of languages for which little else is known. He was always generous in providing material when requested, as much to champion his theories as to engage in academic openness. This chapter discusses Carl’s contribution and the period of Australian linguistics in which he worked.
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    Questions about questions
    MOSES, KR ; YALLOP, C ; SIMPSON, J ; WIGGLESWORTH, G (Continuum, 2008)
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    The demise of serial verbs in South Efate.
    THIEBERGER, N ; Siegel, J ; Lynch, J ; Eades, D (John Benjamins Publishing, 2007-03-14)
    This volume in memory of Terry Crowley covers a wide range of languages: Australian, Oceanic, Pidgins and Creoles, and varieties of English.
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    Writing tasks: The effects of collaboration
    Storch, N ; Wigglesworth, G (Multilingual Matters, 2006-01-01)
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    Standing up  your mind: Remembering in Dalabon
    EVANS, N (Benjamins - John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007)
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    The interpretation of complex nominal expressions in Southeast Arnhem Land languages
    Baker, B ; Mushin, I ; Baker, B (JOHN BENJAMINS B V PUBL, 2008-01-01)
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    Complex predication and the coverb construction
    Amberber, M ; Baker, B ; Harvey, M ; Siegel, J ; Lynch, J ; Eades, D (Benjamins - John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007)
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    Ethnobiological classification and the environment in Northern Australia
    Baker, B ; Schalley, AC ; Khlentzos, D (JOHN BENJAMINS B V PUBL, 2007-01-01)