Aspects of Western Subanon Formal Speech

Author(s):
Hall, William C
Description:

Describes the speech behavior of the Western Subanon people (southwestern Mindanao, Philippines) in formal situations such as ceremonies or litigation.

Makes a distinction between the study of language as an autonomous entity and studies of language used in cultural contexts. Assumes that linguistic structure, social structure, and linguistic behavior within the social context is patterned and systematic. Discusses formal situation, interchange dynamics, and patterns of poetry. Includes five texts with gloss and free translation.

William Hall received a BA at Seattle Pacific University in 1962 and a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983.

Table of Contents:

Abbreviations and Symbols
Acknowledgements

  1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Language and Linguistics
    • 1.2 Language and Society
    • 1.3 The Present Study
    • 1.4 The Observer
    • 1.5 Formal Speech
    • 1.6 The Western Subanon
  2. Formal Situations
    • 2.0 Introduction
    • 2.1 Subanon Speech
    • 2.2 Etic Units
    • 2.3 Emic Units
    • 2.4 Western Subanon Speech Situations and Events
  3. Interchange Dynamics
  4. 3.0 Introduction
  5. 3.1 Participant Perceptions of the Speech Situation
  6. 3.2 Dynamics of Turn Taking
  7. 3.3 Beginnings and Endings
  8. 3.4 Back Channel Responses
  9. 3.5 Interruption
  10. The Patterns of Poetry
    • 4.0 Introduction
    • 4.1 Parallel Structures
    • 4.2 Doublets
    • 4.3 Conclusion
  11. Poetic Patterns in Formal Speech
    • 5.0 Introduction
    • 5.1 Parallel Structure in Speech
    • 5.2 Parallelism and Linguistic Analysis
    • 5.3 Parallels from Formal Speech
    • 5.4 Conclusion

Appendix A – the mongimunag Event Text
Appendix B – The Feast of dakul Event Text
Appendix C – The mogogoka´oy Event Text
Appendix D – The Confrontation Event Text
Appendix E – A Polite Formal Request Text

Retail Price:
$21.00
Date:
1987
Extent:
xii, 191 pages
ISBN 13:
978-0883120934
Subject:
Discourse analysis
ISBN 10:
0883120933
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.44 in
Weight:
0.7 lb
Field:
Country:
Philippines
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