I am indebted to my colleague Roy A. Rappaport not only for the original suggestion that I organize my ideas on this subject for presentation to one of our classes, but also for numerous cogent ideas that emerged in our many subsequent discussions. Joseph Jorgensen has tried to help me untangle a few notions I had about the relationship between statistics and rules.
Linguistics and Ethnographic Description1
Article first published online: 28 OCT 2009
1969 American Anthropological Association
Volume 71, Issue 5, pages 817–827, October 1969
How to Cite
BURLING, R. (1969), Linguistics and Ethnographic Description. American Anthropologist, 71: 817–827. doi: 10.1525/aa.1969.71.5.02a00030
- Issue published online: 28 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 28 OCT 2009
- Accepted for publication 20 January 1969.