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Strathern, Andrew. 1975. Veiled speech in Mount Hagen. In Bloch, Maurice, ed. Political language and oratory in traditional society. Academic Press. pp. 185–203.
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Language as a subject


S. delineates the speech form 'veiled speech' (a gloss for corresponding words in the Melpa language spoken in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea), and describes some of its functions.