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ERIC Number: ED451714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 10
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The Genres of "Shouted Speech" in Cheke Holo.
Boswell, Freddy
Speech genres in Cheke Holo (CH) have not been studied extensively. Speech genres related to shouted speech in CH deserves more study because it is commonly used. Culturally speaking, shouted speech is a natural expression of the importance and centrality of CH community and surrounding authority structures, and has a very strong hortatory function based on the authority of village chiefs. Shouted speech serves as a vehicle by which the language community is called into action, and thus is a catalyst for organizing and moving ahead as a community-wide unit, both in daily business and in certain special functions. The three genres of CH shouted speech are loku fodu (morning wake-up and muster), tufa gano (distribute the food, usually at a feast), and cheke thagru (show respect and honor for a departing guest). Shouted speech in CH is important because it helps those who investigate to see clearly how this use of language reflects the cultural values of community, sharing, authority, and respect. (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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