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The Resource A death in the rainforest : how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea, Don Kulick

A death in the rainforest : how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea, Don Kulick

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A death in the rainforest : how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea
Title
A death in the rainforest
Title remainder
how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea
Statement of responsibility
Don Kulick
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As a young anthropologist, Kulick went to the tiny village of Gapun in New Guinea to document the death of the native language, Tayap. He arrived knowing that you can't study a language without understanding the daily lives of the people who speak it: how they talk to their children, how they argue, how they gossip, how they joke. Over the course of thirty years, he returned again and again to document Tayap before it disappeared entirely. Here he takes us inside the difficult-to-get-to village of two hundred people in the middle of a tropical rainforest. In doing so he looks at the impact of Western culture on the farthest reaches of the globe. -- adapted from jacket
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Kulick, Don
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Language and culture
  • Taiap language
  • Linguistic change
  • Social change
Label
A death in the rainforest : how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea, Don Kulick
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The air we breathe -- A village in the swamp -- First catch your teacher -- Moses's plan -- The burden of giving -- Dining in Gapun -- "I'm getting out of here" -- Over the rainbow -- The poetics of swearing -- Matters of the liver -- Young people's Tayap -- Living dangerously -- Who killed Monei? -- Luke writes a letter -- Going to hell -- What actually dies when a language dies? -- The end -- Postscript: After the end
Control code
on1041879951
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781616209049
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018047044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041879951
Label
A death in the rainforest : how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea, Don Kulick
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The air we breathe -- A village in the swamp -- First catch your teacher -- Moses's plan -- The burden of giving -- Dining in Gapun -- "I'm getting out of here" -- Over the rainbow -- The poetics of swearing -- Matters of the liver -- Young people's Tayap -- Living dangerously -- Who killed Monei? -- Luke writes a letter -- Going to hell -- What actually dies when a language dies? -- The end -- Postscript: After the end
Control code
on1041879951
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781616209049
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018047044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041879951

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