Tales from the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea

Psycholinguistic and anthropological linguistic analyses of tales told by Trobriand children and adults

Author
Gunter Senft | Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027244536 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
 
e-Book Open Access
ISBN 9789027268266
 
Google Play logo
This volume presents 22 tales from the Trobriand Islands told by children (boys between the age of 5 and 9 years) and adults. The monograph is motivated not only by the anthropological linguistic aim to present a broad and quite unique collection of tales with the thematic approach to illustrate which topics and themes constitute the content of the stories, but also by the psycholinguistic and textlinguistic questions of how children acquire linearization and other narrative strategies, how they develop them and how they use them to structure these texts in an adult-like way. The tales are presented in morpheme-interlinear transcriptions with first textlinguistic analyses and cultural background information necessary to fully understand them. A summarizing comparative analysis of the texts from a psycholinguistic, anthropological linguistic and philological point of view discusses the underlying schemata of the stories, the means narrators use to structure them, their structural complexity and their cultural specificity.
[Culture and Language Use, 16] 2015.  xviii, 299 pp.
Publishing status: Available

For any use beyond this license, please contact the publisher at [email protected].

Table of Contents
Cited by

Cited by 2 other publications

[no author supplied]

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 19 march 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects

Main BIC Subject

CF/2P: Linguistics/Oceanic & Austronesian languages

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015017518 | Marc record