A Holistic Humanities of Speaking: Franz Boas and the Continuing Centrality of Texts1

@article{Epps2017AHH,
  title={A Holistic Humanities of Speaking: Franz Boas and the Continuing Centrality of Texts1},
  author={Patience Epps and Anthony K. Webster and Anthony C. Woodbury},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  year={2017},
  volume={83},
  pages={41 - 78}
}
We take up Boas’s commitment to the establishment of a large corpus of texts from the indigenous languages and peoples of the Americas, examining what we take to be his fundamental principles: using texts as the philological record from which to document and explore language, culture, and intellectual life on their own terms; training speakers to engage in documentation through the creation and analysis of texts; and a focus on the emergence of patterns and interrelationships. We then outline… 

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