Bookcover of A CONTEXTUAL STUDY OF THE SOCIAL FUNCTIONS OF GUJI- OROMO PROVERBS
Booktitle:

A CONTEXTUAL STUDY OF THE SOCIAL FUNCTIONS OF GUJI- OROMO PROVERBS

The Savor and Rhetoric Power of Verbal Arts in Everyday Communications of African Peoples

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-06-17 )

Books loader

Omni badge eligible for voucher
ISBN-13:

978-3-639-16668-2

ISBN-10:
363916668X
EAN:
9783639166682
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Proverbs are the significant aspects of everyday communications of African peoples. However, these social and cultural treasures of the various ethnic groups of the continent have not been studied and publicized properly. This work is a contribution to the attempt to develop research and publication of African folklore. It is based on the data collected through fieldwork carried in Guji-Oromo Society in southern Ethiopian from where materials of proverbs were recorded along with the active social and cultural contexts of interactions. What makes the contents of this work different from other publications in folklore is that it embodies the functions and meanings of proverbs in particular contexts of social interactions among people with rich oral traditions. The communicative power of proverbs and the relevance of their meaning in regulating the established norms and values as well as knowledge and philosophy of the Guji-Oromo society are well demonstrated. The work is significant for researchers, students and readers in Folklore, Social Anthropology, Literature, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Sociolinguistics, philosophy and Social psychology.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Tadesse Jaleta Jirata
Number of pages:
96
Published on:
2009-06-17
Stock:
Available
Category:
Language and literature science
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
" African Literature and Folklore"

Books loader

Newsletter

Adyen::diners Adyen::jcb Adyen::discover Adyen::amex Adyen::mc Adyen::visa Adyen::cup Adyen::unionpay Adyen::paypal Paypal CryptoWallet Wire Transfer

  0 products in the shopping cart
Edit cart
Loading frontend
LOADING