Explorations in Semantic Parallelism

Explorations in Semantic Parallelism

Authored by: James J. Fox orcid

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This collection of eighteen papers explores issues in the study of semantic parallelism — a world-wide tradition in the composition of oral poetry. It is concerned with both comparative issues and the intensive study of a single living poetic tradition of composition in strict canonical parallelism. The papers in the volume were written at intervals from 1971 to 2014 — a period of over forty years. They are a summation of a career-long research effort that continues to take shape. The concluding essay reflects on possible directions for future research.

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Jul 2014
ANU Press
Arts & Humanities: Cultural Studies, History, Linguistics; Social Sciences: Anthropology
Southeast Asia: Indonesia

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