Hymes, Dell H.. A Pattern of verbal irony in Chinookan

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: A Pattern of verbal irony in Chinookan

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph International journal of the sociology of language -- Vol. 65

Published By: Original publisher International journal of the sociology of language -- Vol. 65 The Hague ; New York: Mouton. 1987. 97-110 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Dell H. Hymes

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Chinookans of the Lower Columbia River (NR06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Grammar (193); Sociolinguistics (195); Humor (522); Verbal arts (5310);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Humor is an essential aspect of American Indian narratives, yet many of authors of the analyses and explanations of myths and tales forget that one reason the stories were told and preserved is that people enjoy them so much (p. 97). In this paper Hymes examines in detail two Clackamas Chinookan texts in order to explore elements of humor and verbal irony in the narratives.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nr06-008

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-110)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1929-1930

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). nineteenth century

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Clackamas Chinook, Lower Chinook region, northern Oregon, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Chinook Indians


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