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Drawn from the ground : sound, sign and inscription in Central Australian sand stories

Author: Jennifer Green
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Language, culture, and cognition.
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"Sand stories from Central Australia are a traditional form of Aboriginal women's verbal art that incorporates speech, song, sign, gesture and drawing. Small leaves and other objects may be used to represent story characters. This detailed study of Arandic sand stories takes a multimodal approach to the analysis of the stories and shows how the expressive elements used in the stories are orchestrated together. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Green, Jennifer, 1954-
Drawn from the ground
(DLC) 2014004723
(OCoLC)861211824
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Green
ISBN: 9781107784420 1107784425 9781139237109 1139237101
OCLC Number: 879645150
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Sand stories as social and cultural practice --
3. Catching a move as it flies: multimodal data collection --
4. Lines in the sand --
5. Body-anchored and airborne action --
6. Ordering, redrawing and erasure --
7. Vocal style in sand stories --
8. Crossing boundaries.
Series Title: Language, culture, and cognition.
Responsibility: Jennifer Green.
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