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The Resource A death in the rainforest : how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea

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

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A death in the rainforest : how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea
Title
A death in the rainforest
Title remainder
how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea
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Language
eng
Summary
Don Kulick went to Papua New Guinea to understand why a language was dying. But that was just the beginning of what he learned. Renowned linguistic anthropologist Don Kulick first went to study the tiny jungle village of Gapun in New Guinea over thirty years ago to document how it was that their native language, Tayap, was dying. But you can't study a language without settling in among the people, understanding how they speak every day, and even more, how they live. This book takes us inside the village as Kulick came to know it, revealing what it is like to live in a difficult-to-get-to village of two hundred people, carved out like a cleft in the middle of a swamp, in the middle of a tropical rainforest. These are fascinating, readable stories of what the people who live in that village eat for breakfast and how they sleep; about how villagers discipline their children, how they joke with one another, and how they swear at one another. Kulick tells us how villagers worship, how they argue, how they die. Finally, though, this is an illuminating look at the impact of white culture on the farthest reaches of the globe-and the story of why this anthropologist realized that he had to leave and give up his study of this language. Smart, engaging, and perceptive, A Death in the Rainforest takes readers into a world that will soon disappear forever
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Kulick, Don
Dewey number
305.8009957/5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Ethnology
  • Language and culture
  • Linguistic change
  • Social change
  • Taiap language
Target audience
adult
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A death in the rainforest : how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12224565
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616209476
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12224565
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12224565
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A death in the rainforest : how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12224565
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616209476
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12224565
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12224565
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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