Ethnographic fieldwork and formal linguistic analysis have traditionally been thought to be diametrically opposed. In this provocative analysis Peter Manning argues that these methods of qualitative research are complementary. After examining the potential benefits and limitations of each method of analysis, the author shows how a synthesis of the two is more powerful than either alone.


The brevity of this volume makes conclusion and/or summary rather redundant. The overview provided here summarizes the key points made in the previous three chapters, with special emphasis upon the integration of fieldwork and semiotics. The claim is that issues of primary importance to fieldworkers, such as their ...

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