To Speak in Pairs: Essays on the Ritual Languages of eastern Indonesia

To Speak in Pairs: Essays on the Ritual Languages of eastern Indonesia

by James J. Fox
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521028000

ISBN-13: 9780521028004

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Material for a detailed analysis of parallel composition, once viewed as a linguistic form unique to ancient Hebrew, but now seen as common to literatures around the world, is drawn from the culture of Eastern Indonesia.

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Material for a detailed analysis of parallel composition, once viewed as a linguistic form unique to ancient Hebrew, but now seen as common to literatures around the world, is drawn from the culture of Eastern Indonesia.

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ISBN-13:
9780521028004
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture Series, #15
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations; The contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction James J. Fox; 1. Etiquette in Kodi spirit communication: the lips told to pronounce, the mouths told to speak Janet Alison Hoskins; 2. Method in the metaphor: the ritual language of Wanukaka David Mitchell; 3. Li'i marapu: speech and ritual among the Wewewa of west Sumba Brigitte Renard-Clamagirand; 4. The pattern of prayer in Weyéwa Joel C. Kuipers; 5. Fashioned speech, full communication: aspects of eastern Sumbanese ritual language Gregory Forth; 6. Manu Kama's road, Tepa Nilu's path: theme, narrative, and formula in Rotinese ritual language James J. Fox; 7. The case of the purloined statues: the power of words among the Lionese Eriko Aoki; 8. The journey of the bridegroom: idioms of marriage among the Endenese Satoshi Nakagawa; 9. A quest for the source: the ontogenesis of a creation myth of the Ata Tana Ai E. D. Lewis; 10. The tree of desire: a Toraja ritual poem Charles Zerner and Toby Alice Volkman; Notes; References; Index.

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