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The Resource Ku Waru : language and segmentary politics in the western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea, Francesca Merlan and Alan Rumsey, (electronic resource)

Ku Waru : language and segmentary politics in the western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea, Francesca Merlan and Alan Rumsey, (electronic resource)

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Ku Waru : language and segmentary politics in the western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea
Title
Ku Waru
Title remainder
language and segmentary politics in the western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea
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Francesca Merlan and Alan Rumsey
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Language
  • eng
  • paa
  • eng
Summary
The highlanders of New Guinea are renowned for their elaborate systems of ceremonial exchange. Although much has been written about them, previous accounts have concentrated far less on the conduct of exchange events than on the structure of exchange systems. This 1991 book deals centrally with the conduct of particular exchange events, and shows through examination of them how larger social structures are reproduced and transformed. As part of the emphasis on exchange as social action, the book closely examines the oratory that plays a crucial part in the events. Basing their study on original fieldwork carried out in the Nebilyer Valley, Francesca Merlan and Alan Rumsey focus on an inter related set of large-scale compensation payments which arose out of an episode of warfare. This book furthers our understanding of the interaction between social structures and historical events; and particularly of the crucial role of talk. It will be of special interest to anthropologists and linguists.--
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Merlan, Francesca
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non fiction
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Rumsey, Alan
Series statement
  • Studies in the social and cultural foundations of language
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
10
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  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Nebilyer River Valley (Papua New Guinea)
  • Nebilyer River Valley (Papua New Guinea)
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Ku Waru : language and segmentary politics in the western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea, Francesca Merlan and Alan Rumsey, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511518218
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1 online resource (xvii, 387 pages)
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780511518218
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)708567375
Label
Ku Waru : language and segmentary politics in the western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea, Francesca Merlan and Alan Rumsey, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511518218
Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511518218
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 387 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511518218
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708567375

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