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Sung tales from the Papua New Guinea highlands 1 edition

Sung tales from the Papua New Guinea highlands
Alan Rumsey, Don Niles

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Sung tales from the Papua New Guinea highlands
studies in form, meaning, and sociocultural context
edited by Alan Rumsey & Don Niles

Published 2011 by ANU E Press in Canberra, A.C.T .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introducing Highlands sung tales / Don Niles and Alan Rumsey
Yuna pikono / Kenny Yuwi Kendoli
Music and language in Duna pikono / Kirsty Gillespie and Lila San Roque
Parallelism in Duna pikono / Michael Sollis
Sung tales in He la Hu li / Gabe C.J. Lomas
An ethnomusicological discussion of bi te , the chanted tales of the Huli / Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan
Enga tindi pii : the real world and creative imagination / Philip Gibbs
Parallelism and poetics in in tindi narratives sung in the Ipili language / Terrance Borchard and Philip Gibbs
The structure of chanted Ipili tindi / Frances Ingemann
Skywalkers and cannibals : chanted tales among the Angal / Hans Reithofer
Style, plot and character in tom yaya tales from Ku Waru / Alan Rumsey
Metric melodies and the performance of sung tales in the Hagen area / Don Niles
Bamboo knives, bows, and waterfalls : the presentation of "traditional knowledge" in Melpa kang rom, Duna pikono, and the works of Hesiod and Virgil / Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart.

Edition Notes

Supplementary illustrative material (audio, video, and PDF files) available online via the publisher's home page.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Also available as a PDF file via the publisher's home page.

In English; includes song texts or excerpts in various Papuan languages, generally with English translation.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
ML3758.P36 S86 2011

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xvi, 330 p. :
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9781921862205, 9781921862212


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