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Language Shift and Cultural Reproduction: Socialization, Self and Syncretism in a Papua New Guinean Village Don Kulick

Language Shift and Cultural Reproduction: Socialization, Self and Syncretism in a Papua New Guinean Village

Don Kulick

Published April 24th 1997
ISBN : 9780521599269
Paperback
336 pages
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Don Kulicks book is an anthropological study of language and cultural change among a small group of people living in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. He examines why the villagers of Gapun are abandoning their vernacular in favor of Tok Pisin,MoreDon Kulicks book is an anthropological study of language and cultural change among a small group of people living in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. He examines why the villagers of Gapun are abandoning their vernacular in favor of Tok Pisin, the most widely spoken language in Papua New Guinea, despite their attachment to their own language as a source of identity and as a tie to their lands. He draws on an examination of village language socialization process and on Marshall Sahlinss ideas about structure and event.