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Author Kulick, Don, author.

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

Publication Info. Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  305.8 KUL    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Non-Fiction NEW - IPLY-11  305.8 KUL    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 274 pages ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
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.
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.
Subject Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea -- Gapun.
Language and culture -- Papua New Guinea -- Gapun.
Taiap language.
Linguistic change -- Papua New Guinea -- Gapun.
Social change -- Papua New Guinea -- Gapun.
Taiap language. (OCoLC)fst02004054
Ethnology. (OCoLC)fst00916106
Language and culture. (OCoLC)fst00992135
Linguistic change. (OCoLC)fst00999167
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General.
Papua New Guinea -- Gapun. (OCoLC)fst01259297
Other Form: Electronic version: Kulick, Don. Death in the rainforest. First edition. Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019 9781616209476 (OCoLC)1090842369
ISBN 9781616209049 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
1616209046 (hardcover : alkaline paper)

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