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Some formal characteristics of parallel speech in Kambera
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In all languages of the eastern Indonesian island of Sumba, parallel speech is used in ritual contexts. In this study, some characteristics of parallel speech in Kambera are investigated. In the analysis of the structural types of couplets, the units of parallel speech, all the couplets found in Kapita (1987), and some additional materials, even from other Sumbanese languages, are used. In the rest of the investigation, only a sample of 100 couplets, here loosely defined as parallel speech units, in Kapita (1987) of the most common type is used, and the investigation is limited to formal (non-semantic) features which connect the two lines. The features investigated are number of syllables, words, and stresses and syntactic structure. In the discussion part, the question if the existence of non-parallel lines incorporating parallel pairs should be recognized and other questions are discussed. The conclusion summarizes the results about the different varieties of couplets and the formal connection between the two lines in them.

Abstract [sv]

I alla språk på den östindonesiska ön Sumba användsparallellt tal i rituella sammanhang. I denna studie undersöks några egenskaperav parallellt tal i Kambera. I analysen av kupletters (enheter för parallellttal) strukturtyper används alla kupletter som finns i Kapita (1987) och en delannat material, även från andra sumbanesiska språk. I resten av undersökningenanvänds endast ett urval av 100 kupletter, här löst definierade som parallellatalenheter, i Kapita (1987) av den vanligaste typen, och undersökningen ärbegränsad till formella (icke-semantiska) drag som förbinder de två raderna. Dedrag som undersökts är antalet stavelser, ord och betoningar och syntaktiskstruktur. I diskussionsdelen diskuteras bl a om existensen av icke-parallellarader som inkorporerar parallella par bör erkännas. Slutsatserna summerarresultaten om de olika typerna av kupletter och den formella kopplingen mellande två raderna i dem.

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2017. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Kambera, parallelism, ritual speech, Sumba, word pairs
Keyword [sv]
Kambera, ordpar, parallelism, rituellt språk, Sumba
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-144156OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-144156DiVA: diva2:1108705
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2017-05-31, C307, Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm, 14:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-06-14 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved

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