Monologue and Dialogism in Highland New Guinea Verbal Art

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    In This Chapter, I will be discussing issues of dialogism and monologism in realtion to genres of epic-like sung narrative in the highlands on Papua New Guinea. The Term "dialogism"in its Bakhtinian sense, of course, refers not to dialogue per se but to the intermingling of distinct social "voices" in given stretches of discourse. Likewise, "monologism" as used by the contributors to this volume refers not to monologue per se but to the contruction of an apparently unitary, transcendent voice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Monologic Imagination
    Editors Matthew Tomlinson & Julian Millie
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Print)9780190652807
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


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