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Merlan, Francesca & Alan Rumsey

Title Ku Waru Language and Segmentary Politics in the Western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea. Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Date 1991
Book ID 30633
First Edition  


As new. Clean, bright and tight. 405pp in original dust-wrapper. Unused. New An examination of the interaction between historical events and social structures. The highlanders of New Guinea are renowned for their elaborate systems of ceremonial exchange. Although much has been written about them, previous accounts have concentrated far less on the conduct of exchange events than on the structure of exchange systems.
Price: £8.00