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Kuiper, Koenraad and Douglas C. Haggo. 1984. Livestock auctions, oral poetry, and ordinary language. Language in Society 13 : 205–234.
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An analysis of the verbal and non-verbal characteristics of stock auctioning and a comparison with oral poetry, showing that the auctioneers use an oral formulaic technique. An explanation is proposed.