Too long that wangga: analysing wangga texts over time

Ford, Lysbeth (2007) Too long that wangga: analysing wangga texts over time. Australian Aboriginal Studies (2). pp. 76-89. ISSN 0729-4352

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For the past forty or so years, Daly region song-men have joined with musicologists and linguists to document their wangga songs. This work has revealed a corpus of more than one hundred wangga songs composed in five language varieties.Within this corpus are a few wangga texts recorded with their prose versions. I compare sung and spoken texts in an attempt to show not only what makes wangga texts consistently different from prose texts, but also how the most recent wangga texts differ from those composed some forty years ago.

Item Type: Article
Field of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2009 16:53
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2011 22:44

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