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2006 | 18 | 249-264
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ASPECTS OF THE RECOVERY OF CONTEXT AND PERFORMANCE IN HISTORICAL POETICS AND PRAGMATICS OF WESTERN SOUTH SLAVIC RITUAL FOLKLORE

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The author examines some of the possible benefits of an integrated ethnolinguistic and ethnopoetic theoretical-methodological framework for a revaluation of the poetic, magical and cultural 'performativity' of Slavic and Balkan traditional ritual texts. He does so by applying a number of concepts and guidelines provided by this combined framework in a microanalysis of two sample cases from the Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language area. The presented analyses focus on the various ways in which the poetic and figurative stylization and structuring of verbal-ritual texts correlates (indexically and iconically) with their meanings and functions within the performative (actional-ritual) and broader sociocultural context. As these texts can be seen to encode much of the ritual and sociocultural context of their performance, ethnopoetic micro-revaluations of this kind prove useful, by focusing on traditional ritual folklore, in enriched studies of historically and ethnographically situated 'cultures'.
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18
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249-264
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  • P. Plas, (Gent, Belgium), no postal address given, contact the journal editor
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07PLAAAA02505201
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bwmeta1.element.259698df-369e-38d9-a10a-763c6ebaf0d5
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