Front Matter

Editors’ introduction (LDD12)

  • David Nathan
  • Peter K. Austin


All but two of the papers in this volume of Language Documentation and Description are written up versions of presentations given at the Language Documentation and Archiving Workshop held at SOAS on 17th November 2011 in conjunction with the third Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory conference. There are two additions: the first is a chapter on research and creative arts practice across cultures and disciplines by John Wynne that describes work he carried out over several years in collaboration with Robert Munro and David Nathan (SOAS) on interactions between archival materials and sound art. The second addition is David Nathan’s account of the model of language archiving that he and his colleagues developed for the Endangered Languages Archive (SOAS) inspired by social networking. It is a revised version of a book chapter published in 2013 which covers and complements many issues relevant to the other papers in this volume.

How to Cite:

Nathan, D. & Austin, P., (2014) “Editors’ introduction (LDD12)”, Language Documentation and Description 12, 4-16. doi:

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Published on
31 Jul 2014
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