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Title Tales from the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea : psycholinguistic and anthropological linguistic analyses of tales told by Trobriand children and adults / edited by Gunter Senft, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen.

Publication Info. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Culture and Language Use, 1879-5838 ; 16
Culture and language use ; 16. 1879-5838
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Epigraph -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- List of maps and tables -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- 1.1 The tradition of text collections -- The anthropological-linguistic motivation for this study -- 1.2 The psycholinguistic motivation for this study -- 1.3 From the psycholinguistic approach to linearization to research on the conceptual structure of -- Chapter 2. Trobriand children's tales and how they reflect the acquisition of linearization strate -- 2.1 Developmental studies on narratives -- A brief survey of some basic findings -- 2.2 The children's tales -- 2.2.1 The narrators and their motivation to tell us some of their stories -- 2.2.2 The thirteen tales told by Yabilosi, Towesei, Dudauvelu, Dauya and Tosulebu -- Yabilosi tells the "Kwanebuyeee subwa'eki" -- The "Tale of the red ant" and attempts to tel -- Towesei tells the "Kwanebuyeee kakavaku" -- The "Tale of the white caterpillar" -- Towesei tells the "Kwanbuyeee minana vivila" -- The "Tale of this girl (and the mirror)" -- Towesei tells the "Kwanebuyeee manana manki" -- The "Tale of this monkey" -- Towesei tells the "Kwanebuyeee manana bunukwa" -- The "Tale of this pig" -- Towesei tells the "Kwanebuyeee manana lekolekwa" -- The "Tale of this rooster" -- Towesei tells the "Kwanbuyeee minana vivila" -- The "Tale of this girl (who was killed by a -- Towesei tells the "Kwanbuyeee Tokositagina" -- The "Tale of Tokositagina" -- Towesei tells the "Kwanebuyeee Pepekwa" -- The "Tale of Pepekwa" -- Dudauvelu tells the "Kwanbuyeee mtosita gugwadi" -- The "Tale of these children (and the D -- Dudauvelu tells the "Kwanebuyeee mtosita gugwadi" -- The "Tale of these children" -- Dauya tells the "Kukwanebuyeee Pusa" -- The "Tale of the Cat." Tosulebu tells the "Kwanebuyee Naulivali Nabukubwabu" -- The "Tale of Naulivali and Nabuku -- Chapter 3. Trobriand adults' tales and how they reflect linearization strategies, other narrat -- 3.1 The narrators -- 3.2 The nine tales told by Mokeilobu, Gerubara, Pulia, Taidyeli, Kalavatu and Moagawa -- 3.2.1 Mokeilobu tells the "Kwanebuyee Ilakavayega" -- The "Tale of Ilakavayega" -- 3.2.2 Mokeilobu tells the "Kukwanebu pakaya vivila" -- The "Tale of the sticking girls" -- 3.2.3 Gerubara tells the "Kwanebuyee Dokonikani" -- The "Tale of the Dokonikani" -- 3.2.4 Pulia tells the tale "Gugwadi asi guguya" -- The "Advice for children" -- 3.2.5 Taidyeli tells the "Kwanebuyee Magibweli" -- The "Tale of Magibweli" -- 3.2.6 Pulia tells the "Kwanebuyee natala vonu" -- The "Tale of a turtle" -- 3.2.7 Kalavatu tells the "Kwanebuyee Kavalokwa" -- The "Tale of Kavalokwa" -- 3.2.8 Moagawa tells the "Kwanebuyee Morevaya Bukuruvi" -- The "Tale of Morevaya and Bukuruvi" -- 3.2.9 Moagawa tells the "Kwanebuyee Kuviviya Takola" -- The "Tale of Kuviviya and Takola" -- Chapter 4. The tales from the Trobriand Islands A summarizing comparative analysis from a psycholin -- 4.1 Linearization strategies pursued in the tales from the Trobriand Islands -- 4.2 Components of the tales -- 4.3 Narrative means used to structure the tales -- 4.4 Structural complexity of the tales -- 4.5 The role of the tales for the Trobriand Islanders' culture and society -- 4.5.1 Situative contexts of story-telling on the Trobriands -- 4.5.2 The kukwanebu as a genre that co-constitutes the "biga sopa" language variety of Kilivila and -- 4.5.3 Topics of the stories and some hypotheses about their cultural function and their culture-spe -- 4.6 How culture-specific are the tales of the Trobriand Islanders? -- Appendix I -- References -- Index.
Summary 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.
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Subject Discourse analysis, Narrative -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands.
Context (Linguistics)
Language and culture -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands.
Learning, Psychology of.
Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea)
Psycholinguistics -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands.
Anthropological linguistics -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Senft, Gunter, 1952- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Tales from the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015] 9789027244536 (DLC) 2015017518
ISBN 9789027268266 (pdf)
9027268266 (pdf)
9789027244536 (hb ; alk. paper)