Publication details [#26127]

Urban, Greg. 1991. A discourse-centered approach to culture: Native South American myths and rituals. University of Texas Press. viii + 215 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


U. proposes a discourse-centered approach to culture, localizing culture in instances of discourse, and demonstrates its validity via the analysis of myths, crying and shouted greetings or encounter markers and ritual wailing among the Shokleng (central Brazilian Indians) and 20 other indigenous groups northward to the Carribean and Meso-America.

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