LINGUIST List 15.2759

Mon Oct 04 2004

Books: Anthropological Ling/Text/Corpus Ling: Bauman

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        1.    Matthew Glidden, A World of Others' Words: Bauman

Message 1: A World of Others' Words: Bauman

Date: 16-Sep-2004
From: Matthew Glidden <>
Subject: A World of Others' Words: Bauman

Title: A World of Others' Words
Subtitle: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Intertextuality
Published: 2004
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

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Author: Richard Bauman, Indiana University

Hardback: ISBN: 1405116048 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 62.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1405116056 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 27.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1405116048 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1405116056 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 19.99


Drawing on his work in Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, North America,
Ghana, and Fiji, linguistic anthropologist and folklorist Richard
Bauman presents a series of ethnographic case studies that offer a
sparkling look at intertextuality as communicative practice.

- A fascinating perspective on intertextuality: the idea that written
and spoken texts speak to one another, e.g. through genre or

- Presents a series of ethnographic case studies to illustrate the

- Draws on a broad range of oral performances and literary records
from across the world.

- The author’s introduction sets a framework for the analysis of
genre, perform and intertextuality.

- Shows how performers blend genres, e.g., telling stories about
riddles or legends about magical verses, or constructing sales

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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