'The talk goes many ways' : registers of language and modes of performance in Kanjimei, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
This thesis focuses on language and modes of performance in Kanjimei village, a small, largely endogamous community in East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. The approximately 300 members of this community speak Awiakay, a Papuan language belonging to the Arafundi group, and call themselves Awiakay. Based on 23 months of fieldwork, and drawing material from video recordings of natural speech situations, the thesis analyses the form and social functions of a range of different linguistic...[Show more]
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