Speech Play and Verbal Art

ISBN-10: 0292777698

ISBN-13: 9780292777699

Edition: 2002

Authors: Joel Sherzer
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Description: Verbal playfulness is often indicative of people's deepest values and worldview. It is a significant site of intersection among language, culture, society, and individual expression. Sherzer examines speech play from cultures around the world, from the United States to Bali.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Joel Sherzer is professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been carrying out research among the Kuna Indians since 1970. He has written Verbal Art in San Blas: Kuna culture through its discourse , as well as numerous articles dealing with Kuna language, culture, society, and literature.

Preface
Introduction
The Grammar of Play and the Play of Grammar
Forms of Speech Play in Context
From Speech Play to Verbal Art
Contexts for Speech Play
Notes
References
Credits
Index
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