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Aspects of Western Subanon Formal Speech (SIL International and the University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics , vol 81)
by:William C Hall
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...
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.Table of ContentsAbbreviations and SymbolsAcknowledgementsIntroduction1.1 Language and Linguistics1.2 Language and Society1.3 The Present Study1.4 The Observer1.5 Formal Speech1.6 The Western SubanonFormal Situations2.0 Introduction2.1 Subanon Speech2.2 Etic Units2.3 Emic Units2.4 Western Subanon Speech Situations and EventsInterchange Dynamics3.0 Introduction3.1 Participant Perceptions of the Speech Situation3.2 Dynamics of Turn Taking3.3 Beginnings and Endings3.4 Back Channel Responses3.5 InterruptionThe Patterns of Poetry4.0 Introduction4.1 Parallel Structures4.2 Doublets4.3 ConclusionPoetic Patterns in Formal Speech5.0 Introduction5.1 Parallel Structure in Speech5.2 Parallelism and Linguistic Analysis5.3 Parallels from Formal Speech5.4 ConclusionAppendix A - the mongimunag Event TextAppendix B - The Feast of dakul Event TextAppendix C - The mogogokaoy Event TextAppendix D - The Confrontation Event TextAppendix E - A Polite Formal Request Text
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