The Resource If you go down to the soak today : symbolism and structure in an Arandic children's story, Jennifer Green and Myfany Turpin

If you go down to the soak today : symbolism and structure in an Arandic children's story, Jennifer Green and Myfany Turpin

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If you go down to the soak today : symbolism and structure in an Arandic children's story
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If you go down to the soak today
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symbolism and structure in an Arandic children's story
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Jennifer Green and Myfany Turpin
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eng
Summary
"In an Aboriginal children's story from Central Australia, small creatures such as dragon lizards and ground-dwelling insect larvae known as ant lions convey rich symbolic meanings. This article analyzes the story, song, and graphic schema of a story that reinforces the dangers of being alone and the unpredictable incarnations of malevolent characters. By comparing versions in several Arandic languages, we elucidate the network of social and cultural meanings of the story and the poetic and artistic devices used to express them. We suggest that formalized children's play routines such as this story perform an important role in socialization in Arandic society." [author's abstract]; includes elder sister song text and description of spatial themes in story; considers shortcomings of applying English vocal genre terms to those found in Western Desert Communities
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AIAS
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1954-
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Green, Jenny
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non fiction
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1972-
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Turpin, Myfany
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  • Ellis, Elizabeth Marrkilyi
  • Ngamperle, Amy
  • Petyarr, Violet
  • Price, Hilda
  • Thompson, Tommy Kngwarraye
  • Turner, Margaret Kemarre
  • Wallace, Kathleen
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If you go down to the soak today : symbolism and structure in an Arandic children's story, Jennifer Green and Myfany Turpin
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Includes appendix I listing the archival session names that contain recordings of "Elder Sister". The recordings are archived at the Endangered Languages Archive Repository and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Appendix 2 - version of "Elder Sister" narrated by Tommy Kngwarreye Thompson in Kaytetye
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Bibliography: pages 389-394
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If you go down to the soak today : symbolism and structure in an Arandic children's story, Jennifer Green and Myfany Turpin
Publication
Note
Includes appendix I listing the archival session names that contain recordings of "Elder Sister". The recordings are archived at the Endangered Languages Archive Repository and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Appendix 2 - version of "Elder Sister" narrated by Tommy Kngwarreye Thompson in Kaytetye
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 389-394
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unmediated
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rdamedia

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