Language Shift and Cultural Reproduction: Socialization, Self and Syncretism in a Papua New Guinean Village / Edition 1

Language Shift and Cultural Reproduction: Socialization, Self and Syncretism in a Papua New Guinean Village / Edition 1

by Don Kulick, Bambi Schieffelin, Judith Irvine
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521599261

ISBN-13: 9780521599269

Pub. Date: 12/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Don Kulick's book is an anthropological study of language and cultural change among a small group of people living in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. He examines why the villagers of Gapun are abandoning their vernacular in favor of Tok Pisin, the most widely spoken language in Papua New Guinea, despite their attachment to their own language as a source of

Overview

Don Kulick's book is an anthropological study of language and cultural change among a small group of people living in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. He examines why the villagers of Gapun are abandoning their vernacular in favor of Tok Pisin, the most widely spoken language in Papua New Guinea, despite their attachment to their own language as a source of identity and as a tie to their lands. He draws on an examination of village language socialization process and on Marshall Sahlins's ideas about structure and event.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599269
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2013
Series:
Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language Series , #14
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
335
Sales rank:
737,913
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Papua New Guinea and the study of language shift; 1. Villagers and their village; 2. Language and talk in the village; 3. Having 'hed'; 4. Showing 'save'; 5. Preparing the change; 6. Becoming monolingual; 7. Contextualizing the self; Conclusion: the process of language shift; Appendix: On being a ghost.

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