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Burling 1984


Burling, Robbins. 1984. Learning a field language. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press. 112pp.


A discussion of language learning from a field anthropologist's point of view. Contains a general discussion about language learning and some important aspects to consider when doing field language learning.


Burling adopts a comprehension-driven perspective to field language learning. His insights are interesting and worth reading, but he is short on specifics as to how to implement his ideas.

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