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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, (electronic resource)

A Death in the Rainforest : How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea, (electronic resource)

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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of Time's 32 Books You Need to Read This Summer "A profoundly human story about a seemingly exotic and strange place that really isn't so strange at all." -- Carl Hoffman, author of The Last Wild Men of Borneo As a young anthropologist, Don Kulick went to the tiny village of Gapun in New Guinea to document the death of the native language, Tayap. He arrived knowing that you can't study a language without understanding the daily lives of the people who speak it: how they talk to their children, how they argue, how they gossip, how they joke. Over the course of thirty years, he returned again and again to document Tayap before it disappeared entirely, and he found himself inexorably drawn into their world, and implicated in their destiny. Kulick wanted to tell the story of Gapuners -- one that went beyond the particulars and uses of their language -- that took full stock of their vanishing culture. This book takes us inside the village as he 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 tropical rainforest. But A Death in the Rainforest is also an illuminating look at the impact of white society on the farthest reaches of the globe -- and the story of why this anthropologist realized finally that he had to give up his study of this language and this village. An engaging, deeply perceptive, and brilliant interrogation of what it means to study a culture, A Death in the Rainfores t takes readers into a world that endures in the face of massive changes, one that is on the verge of disappearing forever
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Kulick, Don
Dewey number
305.800/9957/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN671.N5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Ethnology
  • Language and culture
  • Linguistic change
  • Social change
  • Taiap language
Label
A Death in the Rainforest : How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTYxNjIwOTQ3Ng==
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frd00029417
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unknown
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1 online resource (288 p.)
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one file format
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online
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Isbn
9781616209476
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(epub)
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9781616209476
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Label
A Death in the Rainforest : How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTYxNjIwOTQ3Ng==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00029417
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781616209476
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9781616209476
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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