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LINGUIST List 24.3224

Fri Aug 09 2013

Books: Ute Texts: Givón (Ed)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Aug-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Ute Texts: Givón (Ed)
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Title: Ute Texts
Series Title: Culture and Language Use 7
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/clu.7

Editor: T. Givón
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272423 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272423 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 92.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272423 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202895 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202895 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 92.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202895 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 116.60
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027202901 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 30.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027202901 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 54.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027202901 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 38.16
Abstract:

This second volume of our Ute trilogy contains a collection of Ute oral texts. Ute oral literature reflects the life experience of a small-scale hunting-and-gathering Society of Intimates and its tight connection to the local terrain, flora and fauna that supported the hunter-gatherer life. Ute story-telling tradition is the people's literary heritage, with the narrative style allowing considerable artistic freedom and diversity in contents and style. Stories were not memorized verbatim, and story-tellers took creative liberty in elaborating and re-inventing the 'same' tale. The core cultural contents of each story are nevertheless preserved across tellers. Ute stories were most likely told at night around the fire, in front of or inside the lodge, to a mixed audience of children and adults who had heard the tale many time before. The stories aimed to both instruct and entertain. Their underlying themes are stoic and oft-cynical reflections on the vagaries of human behavior and harsh existence. They are the foundational literary tradition of The People--Núuchi-u.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Ute-Southern Paiute (ute)

Written In: English (eng)

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