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Language, the Singer and the Song: The Sociolinguistics of Folk Performance (Hardback)
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Language, the Singer and the Song: The Sociolinguistics of Folk Performance (Hardback)

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Hardback 390 Pages / Published: 31/01/2019
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The relationship between language and music has much in common - rhythm, structure, sound, metaphor. Exploring the phenomena of song and performance, this book presents a sociolinguistic model for analysing them. Based on ethnomusicologist John Blacking's contention that any song performed communally is a 'folk song' regardless of its generic origins, it argues that folk song to a far greater extent than other song genres displays 'communal' or 'inclusive' types of performance. The defining feature of folk song as a multi-modal instantiation of music and language is its participatory nature, making it ideal for sociolinguistic analysis. In this sense, a folk song is the product of specific types of developing social interaction whose major purpose is the construction of a temporally and locally based community. Through repeated instantiations, this can lead to disparate communities of practice, which, over time, develop sociocultural registers and a communal stance towards aspects of meaningful events in everyday lives that become typical of a discourse community.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107112711
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 235 x 157 x 23 mm

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