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Musical, Poetic and Linguistic Form in Tom Yaya Sung Narratives from Papua New Guinea

Rumsey, Alan


Tom yaya kange is a genre of metrical, sung narrative performed in the Ku Waru region of Highland Papua New Guinea. Describing and exemplifying two varieties of this genre, I show how the language used in them differs from ordinary spoken Ku Waru. The Ku

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Anthropological Linguistics


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